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A Level Mathematics & Further Mathematics
A LEVEL MATHEMATICS
AIMS OF THE COURSE

PREREQUISITES Pupils wishing to study maths at A level should have a real love for the subject along with a strong work ethic. A potential student should be a strong mathematician that is capable of interpreting a problem and choosing an appropriate method to be able to work through to a solution. A potential student should also be able to formally structure a mathematical argument using equations and correct mathematical notation consistently and accurately.

COURSE CONTENT The A level course is broken down into three key areas  Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.
ASSESSMENT You will be assessed internally throughout the course to check that you are on track. The course is formally assessed through three examination papers that will be sat at the end of year 13. These examination papers will look at the three strands mentioned above however “Pure Mathematics” will count for 66.6% of your final grade with “Mechanics” and “Statistics” being equally weighted to make the remaining 33.3%. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employers and Universities both value an A level in mathematics. Even if you do not wish to study Mathematics at University it is referred to as a “facilitating subject” and will be welcomed on the majority of courses. 

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The minimum entry requirements for level 3 academic study apply. In addition, a Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics is required, however Grade 7+ is highly recommended. 
A LEVEL IN FURTHER MATHEMATICS
In addition to the aims of the A Level Mathematics course, we also aim to give students wishing to study a very maths rich course at university an excellent foundation in the subject and to look at some of the topics that may appear at undergraduate level.
COURSE CONTENT The A level course is structured similarly to A Level Mathematics  Further Pure Mathematics, Further Mechanics and Further Statistics as well as the introduction of some “Discrete Mathematics”.

PREREQUISTES Pupils wishing to study Further Maths at A level should have a real passion for the subject along with a strong work ethic. A potential student should be a very strong mathematician and be resilient in the face of increasingly complex subject matter. A potential student should naturally structure a mathematical argument using equations and correct mathematical notation consistently and accurately. The student should be aware that even if they found GCSE easy and are a capable mathematician they will be looking at concepts that will challenge them significantly, they will make mistakes and must not give up when the topics are difficult. You will receive 2 A levels in maths: A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics. ASSESSMENT You will be assessed internally throughout the course to check that you are on track. The course is formally assessed through three examination papers that will be sat at the end of year 13. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Employers and Universities both value an A level in Further Mathematics. This could potentially make your first year of undergraduate easier as you will have some prior knowledge of some concepts that will be covered. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The minimum entry requirements for level 3 academic study apply. In addition, a Grade 7+ in GCSE Mathematics is required.
