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Mathematics: AS and A Level (EDEXCEL) at The Howard School

Course description

To further develop and extend the skills acquired in GCSE Mathematics in order to complement and support other A Levels. The study of Mechanics helps prepare students for study in the fields of Education, Engineering and Science.

Applications made to The Howard School can be made by both male and female students.


Course content

Five units must be completed to achieve an A Level in Mathematics.

Two of these, namely Pure Mathematics 1 Statistics and Mechanics 1 are studied in Year 12 and corresponding Exams taken in the May/June of Year 12. The other three, namely Pure Mathematics 2 and 3 and Statistics and Mechanics 2 are studied in Year 13 and corresponding Exams taken in the May/June of Year 13.

Traditional lessons and exercises are used to develop skills, techniques and build up fluency in this subject. A variety of endorsed electronic materials including Solutionbank and masses of Past Exam Questions are available to support you in this course.

Students will get six lessons of Mathematics weekly and will be expected to undertake at least 5 hours of personal study per week. This should be used to consolidate learning by doing homework and ensuring mastery of more demanding problem-solving questions.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.


Two units are assessed at the end of the first year, and the additional three units are assessed at the end of the second year. There is one written Examination Paper per unit, each lasting 2 hours, with the exception of the Statistics and Mechanics 1 assessment that lasts 1 hour.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics opens doors to further study and careers in Education, Banking, Economics, Accountancy, Actuary, Medicine, Computing… All Science and Engineering degrees have a high level of Maths content. Suitable candidates who obtain a very high grade B will also be considered for this course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016

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