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Mathematics A-Level at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

You must be numerate with good algebraic manipulation skills. You should think logically and be able to communicate their ideas coherently. You should enjoy abstract mathematics as well as appreciating how mathematical ideas can be applied in the everyday world.

Course content

What will I study?

The Mathematics course is an exciting opportunity to explore some of the depths of Maths. At its core is the development of a logical mind that prepares you for whatever you want to do in life. Over the two year course you’ll study four core modules as well as a choice of two of the following:

  • Statistics, which extends the data handling and probability and is particularly useful for those considering a degree in Medicine or the Social Sciences
  • Mechanics, which develops an understanding of forces complements the topics studied as part of the Physics A-Level.
  • Decision and Discrete Mathematics, which explores the fundamental mathematics behind many computer programs and is invaluable for anyone wishing to study computing at university, is available at one centre. 

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mixture of classroom teaching, discussion and written work. Much of the learning will be supported with the use of ICT for modelling and graphical representations. In addition to lesson time we provide regular workshops where extra resources (including computers) and staff are available to answer your questions.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A*- C including English Language and GCSE Mathematics grade B.


The AS and A2 are each assessed by three equally weighted modular examinations.

Future opportunities

Mathematics is essential for several degree courses including Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computing and extremely valuable for others including Medicine, Veterinary Science, Accountancy and Social Sciences. Studying mathematics will help you to develop your reasoning and logic skills. Such skills are useful for any subject and highly valued by employers and universities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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