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Mathematics at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

AS and A Level Mathematics is suitable for students who have an interest in and enjoyment of Mathematics or, as Mathematics underpins so many other subjects, it is also for those who want to use Mathematics to support them in other related subjects.


This subject combines well with Science subjects.  Mathematics is the language of Physics so supports this well.  It is also useful in other subjects such as Geography, Engineering, Design and Technology, Economics, Business or Psychology.

Course content

The main part of the course is made up of pure Mathematics which takes the algebra and trigonometry studied at GCSE on further and introduces the new field of Calculus; one of the most important and powerful of all areas of Mathematics.  The Statistics module develops further the work covered at GCSE, exploring and extending the different ways of analysing data and drawing conclusions.  Many of these tools of analysis are also used in Science and Geography.


There is a significant emphasis upon explanatory approaches to learning through discussion and the use of mathematical modelling and problem solving.  In addition, lessons combine explanations of concepts and techniques covered, with the opportunity for students to work individually and cooperatively to consolidate their understanding.  Computer software, graphic calculators and information from the Internet are increasingly being used to help discover and illustrate new ideas in Mathematics.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE.  This course is suitable for those with a very secure grasp of algebra and a positive attitude towards independent study.  Students who previously followed the Higher course at GCSE will be best prepared for this A Level, or those expecting a grade B or above.

Future opportunities

Our students have gone onto study Mathematics or Mathematics combined with a wide range of other subjects such as Science, Forensics, Medicine, Engineering, Design, Commerce, Computer Science, Philosophy, the list is endless.  Mathematics is a universally recognised, valuable and well respected A Level to have.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime