Key Stage 5
A-level Mathematics at Polesworth is a high achieving subject taught by passionate mathematicians, many of whom have years of experience. This A-level is for students with a pure love of mathematics, and is also a useful qualification for those studying accountancy, engineering, medicine, architecture and all the sciences, psychology and geography.
We offer 2 levels of qualifications, Maths and Double Maths (Further Maths). All units will be examined at the end of each year. There is no controlled assessment.
The exam board is OCR.
Homework is set regularly and there is also an expectation that students will undertake further private study and seek help if problems arise.
As of September 2017 Mathematics and Further Mathematics A level will be reformed.
The specifications are as yet uncredited but the information we have at the moment is that the course will have the following structure.
A2 Mathematics
Content Overview | Assessment Overview |
Component 01 assesses content from Pure Mathematics |
Paper 1: Pure Mathematics (01) |
Component 02 assesses content from Pure Mathematics and Statistics |
Paper 2: Pure Mathematics and Statistics (02) |
Component 03 assesses content from Pure Mathematics and Mechanics |
Paper 3: Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (03) |
A2 Further Mathematics
Content Overview | Assessment Overview | |
Mandatory Pure Core All learners will study the content of the Pure Core. Units Y540 and Y541 both assess content from the whole of the Pure Core |
Pure Core 1 (Y540) Pure Core 2 (Y541) |
25% of total 25% of total |
Optional Units Learners will study any two areas chosen from Statistics, Mechanics, Discrete Mathematics and Additional Pure Mathematics. |
Two of: Each: |
25% of total 25% of total |
Current Course
A2 Mathematics
To study this course students need at least a Grade B in mathematics along with an aptitude for algebra.
Being able to answer these questions will be a good indicator of whether A Level mathematics is for you.
Questions
The following table shows the units that are taken.
The course code is 3890.
During Y12 you will study 3 units of work- Core Mathematics 1&2 and
Statistics 1.
All units will be examined in the summer of Year 12.
In Y13 a further 3 units are taken – Core Mathematics 3&4 and
Decision 1.
All units will be examined in the summer of Year 13.
Year |
Units |
12 |
Core 1 |
13 |
Core 3 |
A2 Double Maths (Further Mathematics)
This leads to 2 A Levels. At the end of Year 12 students will gain A2 Mathematics, and at the end of Year 13 students will gain A2 Further Mathematics. To study this course students need at least a Grade A in GCSE Mathematics. If you are thinking of reading Mathematics at university then this is an obvious choice.
It is a very demanding, but rewarding course for those who love the subject.
The course code is 7892.
Year |
Units |
12 |
Core 1 |
13 |
Further Pure 1 |
If you have any further questions, please contact Frin Baron, Head of Mathematics.