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A-Level Mathematics at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description

Mathematics at this level consists of the study of  Pure Mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics to the physical world:

  • Statistics (for understanding and interpreting information) 
  • Mechanical mathematics

The course develops understanding and resourcefulness in the use of mathematics.

Course content

To gain the AS award, you will study two pure mathematics core units (C1 and C2) covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and S1 (Statistics)

To convert your AS level Mathematics into A Level Mathematics you study two further pure mathematics core units (C3 and C4) covering more algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and other topics as well as Mechanics.

Entry requirements

5A*-C including English and Grade B or higher in Maths GCSE


Each module is examined by means of a 1 hour and a 1/2 hour paper. These are taken in June each year.

That is in June of your first year you will sit C1, C2 and M1. In June of the second year C3, C4 and S1 will be sat.

Financial information

Bursary applications are means tested

Future opportunities

Examples of a career involving mathematics include

  • software engineer
  • actuary
  • computer systems analyst
  • computer programmer
  • mathematician

Almost all of the top fifty jobs in this "best" jobs list involved mathematical reasoning and knowledge. This list was the result of the comparison of two hundred fifty jobs classified according to :

  • income
  • future outlook
  • physical demands
  • job security
  • stress
  • work environment

Further information

All courses are subject to availability and viability of numbers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
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