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A Level Mathematics at Ousedale School

Course description

Mathematics is a subject that can be combined well with both Art and Science subjects. It is highly valued by Universities and Colleges and can provide the student with skills which are invaluable to a whole range of other disciplines. It can also be fun and rewarding in its own right! A strength and enjoyment of algebra is essential as this forms a significant part of the course.


Course content

The course at A2 and AS level contains elements from four disciplines:

Pure Mathematics contains such subjects as algebra techniques, co-ordinate geometry, calculus, functions, trigonometry, series, partial fractions and vectors.

Statistics involves such topics as standard deviation and variance, probability sampling theory, binomial and normal distributions. It is particularly useful for those also taking Geography, Biology or Economics.

Mechanics is closely related to Physics and contains topics such as velocity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, momentum, power, work, energy, motion in a circle and simple harmonic motion.

Decision Maths is closely related to IT and Business. The module investigates the algorithms used in Business Decisions.

Further Mathematics

This consists of six units in Year 12 and a further units completed in Year 13. This gives students an A2 qualification in Mathematics and an A2 Qualification in Further Mathematics.

This option is designed for the able mathematicians who can work at an accelerated rate and therefore students need to achieve at least a grade A in the examination element of the GCSE. There is the opportunity for students to just take three units and complete an AS Further Mathematics qualification.

Entry requirements

5 x A* - C at GCSE level Minimum grade B at Maths GCSE Minimum grade A for Further Mathematics


AS Examination: 100%
A2 Examination: 100%
Further Mathematics Examination: 100%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years