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Mathematics A Level at Rosebery School

Course description

You will study Pure Mathematics (67%) alongside Statistics and Mechanics (33%). This leads to an A Level Mathematics qualification. All the content is compulsory.

Course content

Pure Mathematics: You will extend your knowledge of GCSE topics further, by studying algebra and functions, proof, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation and integration, vectors and numerical methods. The Pure content is very similar to the current A level course (modules C1-4).

Mechanics: You will study kinematics (the motion of objects), including displacement, velocity, acceleration and constant acceleration formulae, forces, Newton’s Laws and moments.

Statistics: You will study statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation (statistical diagrams, such as histograms and scatter diagrams, and calculations such as mean, standard deviation and interpercentile range), statistical distributions (such as the binomial and normal distributions) and hypothesis testing.

Entry requirements

At least grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.


The above content will be assessed by three 2 hour papers, each 100 marks, at the end of the course. All three exams must be taken during May/June of the same year. Paper 1 covers all the Pure content to approximately AS level. Paper 2 covers all the Pure content to approximately A2 level; all the content from Paper 1 is assumed knowledge in Paper 2 and could be assessed. Paper 3 is the Statistics and Mechanics paper. Each paper carries equal weighting. The use of a calculator is allowed in all papers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rosebery School directly.

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years