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A Level Mathematics at St Peter's Catholic School

Course description

Mathematics is probably the most marketable A Level in terms of acceptability. It is difficult to think of any course/ career where it would not be welcomed in combination with other subjects. Employers in all walks of life readily accept A Level Mathematics as a desirable qualification. If you want to go on to study at University then A Level Mathematics will open more doors than any other subject. Many universities want students to have a good grade in Mathematics and they will teach anything else they require. Mathematics is essential to study many science, engineering and computing based degree courses.

AS Course Outline

C1 Core; C2 Core; S1 Statistics

Core 1 and Core 2 are compulsory modules; these introduce Calculus techniques such as Differentiation and Integration and extend existing knowledge in Geometry, particularly graphical Geometry. An applied module S1 (Statistics) is also taken, extending knowledge from GCSE Statistics.

A2 Course Outline

C3 Core; C4 Core; D1 Decision Maths

C3&4 are compulsory modules; these extend Calculus techniques and develop understanding of complex Trigonometric functions. An Applied Module D1 (Decision Maths) focuses on Industrial applications, e.g. Critical Path Analysis.

Entry requirements

In order to study AS/A2 mathematics we require you have at least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. The course has a high algebra content therefore an enjoyment of algebra isessential. A desire to take responsibility for studying, recognising what you do and don’t know, and actively seeking help when required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years