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Maths AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

It has long been argued that the Maths GCSE curriculum in this country does not present adequate challenge for the most able mathematicians. The curriculum consists largely of topics that require procedural methodologies and the various components are somewhat disjointed. However, the A Level curriculum is arguably one of the most challenging Key Stage 5 courses and is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

Unlike GCSE mathematics, the A level begins to form links between the numerous elements of pure mathematics, which have actual application in the real world. Success at A level requires much greater degrees of commitment, self-motivation and work ethic, even for the most able mathematicians. 

Entry requirements

Minimum grade A in GCSE Maths.



Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Maths include:

Computer science,  engineering,  accounting,  economics,  architecture,  actuarial mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry,  sports science.

  Possible careers

Medicine, science, actuary, architecture, game designer, engineering, IT and computing, automotive, biosciences, financial services

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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