Staff Contact; Mr Graeme Spurr firstname.lastname@example.org
You will study pure maths including extensive use of algebra, calculus and trigonometry as well as applied maths including statistics and mechanics focusing on how maths can be used to model the real world in order to solve problems. Mechanics overlaps strongly with Physics A-level whereas Statistics deals with probability, sampling data and statistical hypotheses which overlap with Geography, Psychology and Biology.
Exam board Edexcel
The final examinations consist of 3 two hour papers.
- Paper 1 – Pure Maths marked out of 100.
- Paper 2 – Pure Maths marked out of 100.
- Paper 3 – Applied Maths including Mechanics and Statistics also marked out of 100.
A*-B 70% | A*-C 91% | A*-E 100%
Sixth Form entry criteria plus grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics
In an increasingly numerical world A-level maths is useful in a large number of degree courses and careers. It is a subject that is highly valued both by universities, as a facilitating subject, and employers for the problem solving skills it develops.
It is essential for further study of
It is desirable for
- Other physical sciences
- Computer animation
- Psychology and other social sciences
And numerous other careers rely on a good understanding of number.
Industry Links and Work experience
Previous students have completed work experience with a number of financial and engineering firms. The department is developing links with the local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) network which can arrange gap year placements with STEM firms.