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Maths at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

Students should select this course if they enjoy Maths

A benefit of choosing this course is that it compliments other A levels including the Arts as it is a different style of learning. It also helps develop understanding for other A levels like the Sciences.

A level Maths builds on the knowledge from higher GCSE.

Course content

What will I learn at As Level?

This 2 year course will cover all aspects of A Level Mathematics required for the new specification.  It will be split into 2 years of teaching with external assessments at the end of Year 2.

Pure: These modules extend the work of GCSE and provide you with a basic knowledge of Pure Maths such as calculus, further trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry and proof.

Statistics: This module extends the work of GCSE and includes work on probability, hypothesis testing and measures of spread.

Mechanics: This module enters into forces, equations of motion and kinematics.

What will I learn at A2 Level?

Core 3 and Core 4: This module extends the work from Core 1 & 2 and includes work on proof, logarithms and exponential functions, vectors and trigonometry as well as more extensive work on calculus and an introduction to differential equations.

Decision 1: This module concentrates on simulation, the analysis of network diagrams, linear progamming and critical path analysis.

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good understanding of higher level GCSE Maths to access the course.  Students will take an assessment at the start of the course to identify those students who will need extra support.


How will I be assessed at AS Level?

  • 100% Exams:
  • Paper 1 - Pure
  • Paper 2 - Pure and Stats
  • Paper 3 - Pure and Mechanics
  • No Coursework
  • Each exam is 33.3% of AS Maths
  • Each exam is 2 hours

How will I be assessed at A2 Level?

  • 100% Exams: C4, D1
  • Coursework for C3 module
  • Each module is 33.3% of A2 Maths
  • C3 and D1 exams are 1 hour 30 minutes
  • C4 exam is 2 hours 30 minutes

Future opportunities

Engineering, Graphics, IT, Finance or Medicine are just a few of the examples of careers that you could go into having completed a Maths A Level.



Further information

What skills will I develop?

A Level Maths is a challenging course with a big jump between GCSE and A Level. To be successful, students must work exceptionally hard to develop independence, organisation and resilience.

The style of questioning at A Level involves application of knowledge in context.  This is a skill which will be developed over the course.

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: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 40