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A Level Mathematics at Barton Court Grammar School

Course description

Mathematics is a highly valued and fascinating subject in its own right and as the language of Science, Engineering, Technology and Business. At A Level you will have the opportunity to study not only the Mathematics that has been in existence for thousands of years but also modern techniques used in logistics and optimization.

Mathematics has close links with the Sciences and Technology and applications in Social Sciences and Psychology. If combined with Humanities and Languages it will provide a balance of qualifications that is valued by universities and employers alike.


Course content

In the 2 year course students will prepare for 3 externally examined papers. (subject to Ofqual accreditation)

Paper 1 Pure Mathematics 1: Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors.

Paper 2 Pure Mathematics 2: Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, differentiation, integration and numerical methods.

Paper 3 Statistics and Mechanics Section A: Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and statistical hypothesis testing. Section B: Quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s Laws and moments.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements, including Mathematics at grade 7.


All papers carry equal weighting and are assessed by a 2 hour written examination.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities exist in Engineering; Medicine; the IT and Financial sectors as Accountants, Fund Managers, Actuaries, Investment Analysts and Traders; Statistical Analysts in Government departments and the Pharmaceutical industries; Teaching; Research and Development.

Further information

Speak to Mrs Macrae, Director of Mathematics, Mr O'Donoghue, Second in Mathematics: A Level or to your Mathematics teacher, or go to

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years