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Mathematics A Level at Upton Hall F C J

Course description

Students will study a mixture of Core and Applied Mathematics. In Core Mathematics, the emphasis is on number and algebra. You will further develop the techniques you have learned at GCSE, and be introduced to new concepts such as calculus and logarithms. You will learn to move fluidly between an equation and its graphical representation. In Applied Mathematics, you will study Statistics in Year 12. In Year 13, you will study Decision Mathematics, which involves algorithms and the logic that underpins modern computing.

Entry requirements

To study Mathematics at A Level, you need to have achieved at least an A grade in Mathematics at GCSE.

You should enjoy problem solving and be confident in your use of algebra.



1. Core 1: Algebra, Quadratics, Calculus, Co-ordinate Geometry, Arithmetic Series 2. Core
2: Applications of Calculus, Radians, Logarithms,
3. Statistics 1: Histograms, Box Plots, Coding of Data, Calculations with mean, Probability, Linear Regression


1. Core 3: Trigonometric Identities, Differentiation, Composite and Inverse Functions, Transformations
2. Core 4: Integration, Three-Dimensional Vectors, Parametric Equations, Differential Equations, Trapezium Rule
3. Decision 1: Algorithms, Route Inspection, Networks

Future opportunities

Students of AS and A Level Mathematics are supported in their studies with regular drop-in sessions that run throughout the year during the lunch period. There are also opportunities to attend extra-curricular trips, which include the UKMT Senior Team Challenge and the John Moores Maths Quiz. A Level Mathematics requires you to think logically and analytically. As such, it is a qualification that is highly valued by employers and universities alike. It is a prerequisite for many scientific and numerical degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


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      Directions To get to Upton Hall School:

      From the M53 Northbound: Leave M53 at Junction 2. Continue straight on at the roundabout onto the Upton by-pass (A5027). At the next roundabout turn left onto Old Greasby Road. Take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From West Kirby: Head towards Black Horse Hill. Follow Black Horse Hill down and bear left onto Saughall Massie Road. Follow signs up to Upton Village. From Old Greasby Road take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Birkenhead: Head towards Upton Village. The school is located just beyond the traffic lights in the middle of Upton Village. Take Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Heswall:  Head towards Arrowe Park Hospital. Continue pas the Hospital along Arrowe Park Road (A551) towards Upton Village. Continue up the hill into Upton and at the traffic lights turn left into Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.