Mathematics AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
Mathematics is a very challenging course and it assumes
a knowledge of the whole GCSE course, including the
material which leads to the A* grade. Can you answer
the following questions with an emphatic ‘yes’? If so,
A Level mathematics may be a right choice for you.
• Have you obtained a grade A or better at GCSE?
• Do you enjoy the way that new concepts expand your
understanding of the whole subject?
• Do you understand algebra?
• Are you prepared to work on your own initiative?
You can expect to:
• Learn new concepts and techniques in pure
mathematics, mechanics and statistics.
• Apply these new skills for yourself by solving problems
that involve several stages of logic.
• Have six lessons per week and spend an average of
one hour per night practising these skills.
Grade A or above in GCSE Mathematics.
Where does it lead?
Mathematics is a means of communication, a tool
of analysis and a problem-solving resource. It is
important as a language in a technological world.
An understanding of mathematics leads to a better
understanding of the world around us. The world relies
so much on technology and people who possess a
high level of mathematical knowledge and competence
are valued and very highly regarded by Higher
Education and employers alike. Some of the areas of
employment with a significant mathematical content
include: Accounting; Actuarial work; Architecture;
Computer Science; Economics; Electronic Data
Processing; Engineering (all disciplines); I.T.; Medicine;
Operational Research; Sciences; Statistics; Teaching.
Other useful information
There is a booklist available from the mathematics
office to help you purchase the required textbooks.
Students’ views …
“I found algebra difficult at first but by spending
more time practising I got better."
“Thoroughly understanding a topic enables you
to answer any question that you are asked."
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.