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Mathematics A Level at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

Course description

What does the course consist of?

All students will study Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.  For Pure Mathematics the topics covered will include, Proof, Trigonometry, Calculus and Vectors.  For Statistics and Mechanics the topics covered will include; Probability, Statistical Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Kinematics and Newton’s Laws.  These topics will be developed over two years. 



Entry requirements

What entry requirements do I need?

Grade 7 GCSE and to pass Internal Maths Test

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How is this course assessed?

At A-Level students will sit three written examinations at the end of two years.  Each written examination is 2 hrs long, 100 marks and carries ⅓ of the qualification.  Papers 1 and 2 are both Pure Mathematics and Paper 3 is Statistics and Mechanics.

At AS students will sit two written examinations.  Paper 1 is Pure Mathematics; it is 2 hrs, 100 marks and carries ⅔ of the qualification.  Paper 2 is Statistics and Mechanics; it is 1 hr, 50 marks and carries ⅓ of the qualification.



Future opportunities

What could this course lead me to?

Mathematics A-Level will support most degree courses. Here are a few examples;

Medicine, Science, Applied Science courses, Engineering, Economics, Architecture,  Geography, Psychology, Business.



Further information

What other subjects does this course work well with?

A Level in Maths complements and assists the study of many other courses at Advanced Level, particularly Sciences, Economics and Geography.

Additional Information:

Pupils will have the opportunity to enter the UKMT Challenge and possibly the Team Challenge where you can compete against other schools either regionally or nationally.  Pupils will receive support for STEP, AEA, MAT and PAT which are normally part of the offer for Oxbridge and many other Russell Group Universities for Maths, Science and Engineering degrees.

Why should you study this subject?

“Maths is everywhere in the world we live in.  If you can study it at a high level you will have the essential skills you need for life!” (Curriculum Leader)

Why is this subject enjoyable to study?

“It gives you the skills that can be used in everyday life and it’s fun to solve problems.”  (Sixth Form Student)




How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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Key information

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