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Mathematics A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

The step up from GCSE to A Level in Maths is steep and is not suited to all students even if they achieve the entry requirements. So in order to access suitability, students will be required to take an algebra test within the first few weeks of the course.

A Level Maths is a key to an ever-increasing number of careers and professions in Business, Civil Service, Education, Finance, Government, Industry and Scientific Research.

Course content

Two thirds of the Mathematics course is Core Mathematics and one third is Applied Mathematics.

  • Core Mathematics – This is an extension to the work covered at GCSE, primarily algebra, graphs and trigonometry together with a new topic called calculus.
  • Applied Mathematics – This will either be Mechanics or Statistics. Mechanics modules consider the relationship between forces on bodies and the movement these forces cause. Statistics will develop the data handling and probability work done at GCSE.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths grade B with a recommendation of an A or A*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

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