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Mathematics

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded 9 – 5. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 7 or above and at least grade 6 in English Language. Additionally, students who choose to study Mathematics at AS/A2 level will be required to complete a course of study over the summer, after GCSE’s have been completed. This is very important as students will be assessed in September.

What you will do

  • The school offers a two-year Mathematics A Level course to students using the Edexcel exam board.

Students study the following options:

  • The Advanced GCE in Mathematics (edexcel) consists of three externally – examined papers.
  • Students must complete all assessment in May/June in year 13.

Future prospects

A Level Mathematics is considered to be good evidence of problem solving ability. Many courses in higher education require a competence in Mathematics but in areas such as Engineering, Economics and the Sciences, a qualification in Mathematics is a must.

Courses in Finance and Business Management are simply helped by a good A Level in Mathematics.

Further Mathematics

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded 9 – 5. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 8/9 and at least grade 6 in English Language.

What you will do

  • Further Mathematics consists of four papers.
  • Students must complete all assessments in May/June in year 13.

Future prospects

A Level Mathematics is considered to be good evidence of problem solving ability. Many higher education courses require a competence in Mathematics but in areas such as Engineering, Economics and the Sciences, a qualification in Mathematics is a must.

Courses in Finance and Business Management are simply helped by a good A Level in Mathematics.