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Mathematics A Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

Maths is a very popular yet demanding course. Students who are accepted onto the course will be expected to apply themselves in class and independently to a consistently high standard and your teachers will offer dedicated support throughout. Homework will be set at the end of every lesson and must be completed to the high standards that all the Mathematics teachers expect.

It is a very rewarding course and although demanding, is an excellent subject to take and opens many doors for the future. The majority of our A level mathematicians continue to study Maths at university in some form, either as a Maths degree or a degree involving a high level of maths such as Finance.

Maths is now a Linear A level and will only be examined at the end of year 13. The course contains Pure and Applied Maths.

Course content

The course is split into Pure Maths (two thirds of the course) and Applied Maths (the other third). In the applied section both Mechanics and Statistics will be studied.

Entry requirements

6+ in GCSE maths to study A Level maths

* If offered a provisional place on the course, students will be required to take an initial assessment in September in order to decide whether they will be suitable for A level.


Papers 1 + 2 (2 hours each) covering the Pure content

Paper 3 – (2 hours) covering the Applied content

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years