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Mathematics A Level (Block A) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

Students studying towards A level Mathematics will have to complete 3 examinations at the end of year 13, which will cover the topics studied across Years 12 and 13. This will consist of two papers covering Pure Mathematics and a third one covering application of Mechanics and Statistics. Pure Mathematics covers range of topics from algebra, geometry through vectors to numerical methods. Mechanics and statistics covers probability, statistical enquiries, kinematics, forces and moments.

Course content

Mathematics is timeless. The skills that are learnt at Mathematics A level are not only transferable, in terms of analytical and problem solving skills, they are directly applicable to a wide range of jobs and higher education courses.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 7 in Mathematics. 

Although not essential, AQA GCSE Further Maths will better reflect the course offered at A Level.


Future opportunities

Mathematics and elements in particular of mathematics are central to the modern work place. Studying mathematics can lead to careers diverse fields such as finance, science and business. Further mathematics prepares students for higher study at the top universities in mathematics, science and engineering.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us or talk to your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Simon Stock Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2018
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Key information

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