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Mathematics (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

If you enjoy the challenges of mathematics and want an A level which is highly thought of by both employers and universities then Maths is a great choice. If you want to go on to study at university then A level Mathematics will open more doors than any other subject because of its many applications. It trains in logical thought and problem solving which are essential skills needed in a multitude of disciplines.

A-level Mathematics is a 2 year course comprising of Pure Mathematics and Applied content covering Mechanics and Statistics


Course content

  • No coursework. 

  • Calculators may be used in all exams.

  • The course will be assessed by 3 exams covering Pure and Applied content.

  • Each exam is 2 hours long.

  • All exams will be taken in May/June.


Pure Mathematics


● Proof


● Algebra and functions


● Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane


● Sequences and series


● Trigonometry


● Exponentials and logarithms


● Differentiation


● Integration


● Numerical Methods


● Vectors






● Statistical sampling


● Data presentation and interpretation


● Probability


● Statistical distributions


● Statistical hypothesis testing






● Quantities and units in mechanics


● Kinematics


● Forces and Newton’s laws

● Moments


Entry requirements

General entry requirement:

Students should achieve GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics plus 3 further GCSE grades 9-4 (or grade C in non-reformed qualifications) AND meet the individual subject specific requirements.

Plus - Ideally Maths GCSE Grade 7


The course content is assessed by three 2 hour exams in the Summer. Each one carries equal weighting towards your final result.


There is no coursework


Future opportunities

A-Level Mathematics is undoubtedly one of the most valued and versatile qualifications available to students. A good grade in this subject is a clear indication of your ability to work hard, think logically and solve problems. Many of our students go on to study mathematics degrees at university, but maths is also particularly useful for students wishing to read Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences or Economics at University

Further information

To discuss this course, please contact our Team Leader of Mathematics, Miss C Abbott.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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