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Mathematics at The Arnewood School

Course description

A Level Mathematics (6 units)

The A Level Mathematics course aims to develop Mathematical knowledge, concepts, processes and skills in a variety of contexts so that students appreciate the relationships between the various areas of Pure Mathematics, and can apply them to physical situations.

Algebra and Trigonometry will already be familiar to you from GCSE but extensions into Calculus will form a major area of study. The applied component of the course offers a number of options including a combination of mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics.

Students studying A Level Mathematics take C1, C2, C3, C4 plus two other units

Course content

Students studying A Level Mathematics take C1, C2, C3, C4 plus two other  units:

Year 12

  • Core Mathematics 1
  • Core Mathematics 2
  • Statistics 1

Year 13

  • Core Mathematics 3
  • Core Mathematics 4
  • Mechanics 1 (or) Decision 1

Entry requirements

  • Students who wish to follow Mathematics should have gained at least grade B for GCSE Mathematics


  • All examination papers last 1 hour 30 minutes
  • All examination papers have 75 marks
  • C1 is a noncalculator paper: for all other unit examinations, calculators can be used

Future opportunities

Mathematics is a highly regarded A level to have achieved and forms an integral
part in the study of many subjects in further education. The course provides students with a foundation for further study in higher education.

But perhaps more importantly it leads to many varied careers in areas such as, finance, computing, engineering, business, education, medical research, to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Arnewood School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years