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Mathematics A Level (Linear) at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Course description

Mathematics is a subject which lends its self naturally to all others. It is the most effective way of communicating ideas and concepts, no matter how abstract. It is used to describe the way the world around us works. From analysing economic data to quantum mechanics, mathematics can be used in some way to describe lots of aspects of our lives.

Mathematics is most useful in combination with the other sciences and will further students’ understanding of ideas and concepts in these subjects. It is also a tool for keeping the mind sharp and disciplined, which can be used in any subject.

The Russell Group universities regard mathematics as a facilitating subject and expect applicants to study at least one facilitating subject.

Course content

An empasis is placed on problem solving, reasoning and modelling.  The course content will include pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics (including analysis of large data sets).

Entry requirements

- APS 5.5+

- 7+ GCSE Mathematics


Paper 1 -  (33.3%) Core Pure Mathematics 1
Paper 2 -  (33.3%) Core Mathematics 2

Paper 3 - (33.3%) Applied Mathematics

Each paper is out of 100 marks and the exams last 2 hours each.

The applied paper consists of two sections, split evenly between Statistics and Mechanics

Calculator usage is allowed in all three papers.

Future opportunities

A recent study showed that the top three best jobs in terms of income and job satisfaction were careers suited for those with academic strengths in Mathematics. These included scientists and employment in the world of Finance and Medicine. Other career paths include Computer Science; Engineering; the Military and Education. There are literally hundreds of career paths that mathematics can open for you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bennett Memorial Diocesan School directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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