Mathematics A Level at Harris Academy Beckenham
A Level Mathematics is a much sought after and highly respected qualification, which can open doors to a wide range of Higher Education courses and rewarding careers.
Students will extend their knowledge of GCSE topics as well as learning new ones.
Starting in September 2017 all Year 12 students in Maths will study the new 2 year A Level which will consist of Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics. The new Maths A Level has a linear structure and as such the topics will be taught alongside each other and not in the Modular format previously used. This will encourage a deeper understanding of the connections within Maths and also better prepare the students for whatever courses they go on to choose at University.
All external assessment will be at the end of Year 13 and is most likely to consist of three 2 hour papers.
Students are likely to sit an internal assessment at the end of Year 12 to ascertain their suitability for progression to Year 13.
Those students who pass the current Maths AS Level course (with an A - D grade at AS Level) in August 2017 will study A2 Mathematics. This is the last year of the modular A Level and the topics available are as follows:
Year 13 Mathematics
Unit 4: Core 3
Unit 5: Core 4
Unit 6: Optional Unit
Decision Maths 1
Students who want to study Mathematics at A Level should be looking to gain a Level 7 in the new Mathematics GCSE. However, if a Level 6 is achieved they will be assessed according to an additional algebra test to see if they will be able to cope with the rigorous algebra needed in the new A Level curriculum.
Exam Board: OCR
Students sit examinations in their A Level courses at the end of Year 13. All students will take internal end of year examinations at the end of year 12 to determine suitability to continue with the subject in Year 13. Students who do not meet the required pass grade in the Year 12 end of year examinations will not be permitted to progress into Year 13.
All of the units are examined by 1 hour 30 minute examination papers during the Summer Examination period. Students will also be allowed to retake any AS Module.
A Level Mathematics is a much sought after and highly respected qualification, which can open doors to a wide range of Higher Education courses and rewarding careers. Higher Education courses that require A Level Mathematics include Economics, Teaching, Medicine, Psychology, Architecture, Science and Accountancy.
For those students wishing to pursue degree course in Mathematics, A Level Further Mathematics may be a requirement. Those interested in Engineering, will also find this a suitable course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Beckenham directly.