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Mathematics A level at Shenfield High School

Course description

An A Level in Mathematics provides students with the opportunity to study the subject in greater depth and prepare them for a degree in mathematics or any of the sciences. The statistics module will be particularly useful to biologists, psychologists and social scientists. Students will need to have a genuine interest in the subject.

Course content

Six modules are completed over the two year course.

In Year 12 students complete two modules of pure mathematics (C1 and C2) and one of statistics (S1).

In Year 13 students complete two more pure modules (C3 and C4) along with a second statistics module (S2). Topics included in pure maths are: calculus, sequences and series, algebra, trigonometry, vectors and logarithms. In statistics the areas covered include averages and spread, probability distributions, regression and correlation and hypothesis testing.

Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of Grade A at GCSE mathematics.


There are six exams of 1 hour 30 minutes each - three in June of Year 12 and three in June of Year 13. Grades A* to E are available.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics is necessary for higher education study in mathematics, physics, computing and engineering. An A Level in mathematics is highly regarded and provides an excellent grounding in skills such as logic, reasoning, proof and analysis of data.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years