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Mathematics and Further Mathematics A Level at St Olave's Grammar School

Course description

St Olave's follows the OCR Mathematics specification in the Sixth Form. Four different qualifications are offered and the subject is assessed by means of equally-weighted examinations for each qualification.

The content range over the three main strands of mathematics – namely, pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics – and the various combinations are detailed below. In addition, for students who so desire it, tuition is provided for the STEP Mathematics examinations.

  • Single Mathematics should be chosen by everyone who intends to study AS or A2 Mathematics only.
  • Double Mathematics should be chosen by everyone else! It is much easier to reduce the mathematics studied during the course than to increase 

Course content

Year 12

Students opt to study Single Mathematics or Double Mathematics

  • Single Mathematics
    • Students study compulsory content 2 thirds in pure mathematics and 1 sixth mechanics and 1 sixth statistics.  We will cover all the content of AS mathematics in year 12 and this will form the basis of mock examinations.
  • Double Mathematics
    • In addition to the single mathematics course content, students will study further content in pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. We will cover all the content of AS mathematics by late January and AS further mathematics by June.  These will form the basis mock examination. (AS Mathematics Mock late January, AS further mathematics in June).

Year 13

Students who followed the Single Mathematics course in Year 12, can either:

  • Stop
    • Students end up with AS Mathematics
  • Continue
    • Students end up with A-Level Mathematics

Students who followed the Double Mathematics course in Year 12, can either:

  • Stop
    • Students end up with AS Mathematics 
  • Drop down to AS Further Mathematics
    • Students end up with A-Level Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics
  • Drop down to AS Further Mathematics
    • Students end up with A-Level Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics
  • Continue with Double Mathematics
    • Students end up with A-Level Mathematics and A-Level Further Mathematics

Entry requirements

It is required that students will have achieved at least a Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics to study Mathematics at A-Level.  Students will confirm whether they will be sitting AS or continuing to A-Level in the first half of Year 12.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Olave's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
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