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A2 Mathematics - Academic Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School

Course description

This Academic Pathway and Legacy Subject - A level mathematics is a course which is highly suitable for those students who have performed well at GCSE level, enjoy the subject and are committed to learning new concepts. Universities look upon mathematics favourably and consider it to be excellent preparation for many courses and future careers.

A 2 Year A-level Course studying Pure Maths 1, Pure Maths 2, Statistics and Mechanics  

Course content

The A level course comprises of two thirds pure mathematics and one third applied mathematics. The applied element covers both Statistics and Mechanics.   

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Entry requirements

An average of 5- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 grade 4s and 4 grade 5s) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & a grade 6 in GCSE Maths 

Assessment

Students must complete all assessments in May/June of Year 13.  There will be three 2 hours written examinations (Pure Mathematics 1; Pure Mathematics 2 and Statistics & Mechanics).  The applied paper will be divided into two sections; section A covering Statistics and section B covering Mechanics.  

Future opportunities

A level Maths is highly regarded by universities and employers.  Students who study A-level Maths may go on to study degree courses in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Physics, Business Studies, Computer Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, to name just a few.  Potential career opportunities are extremely widespread - from Business and Finance through to Therapy Professionals!

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Bristow, Sixth Form Administrator on kim.bristow@furzeplatt.net  or on 01628 625308, extension 236.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: ACMA18
  • Web url: www.furzeplatt.com

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