A Level Mathematics

  • In the past fifty years, old and new applications of mathematical ideas have transformed the way we live.
  • Do you wish to show prospective universities that you are prepared to commit to studying a demanding subject?
  • Then choose a subject that will support your study of other subjects, particularly the Sciences, Economics and Business Studies.
  • Holders of an A level in Mathematics earn more on average over a lifetime than those without it!

A Level Mathematics

Do you wish to:

  • show prospective universities that you are prepared to commit to studying a demanding
    subject.

  • Choose a subject that will support your study of other subjects, particularly the Sciences, Economics and Business Studies.

  • Develop your analysis and problem-solving skills and improves your overall mental agility.

If so then the A level in Mathematics is for you!

In the past fifty years, old and new applications of mathematical ideas have transformed the way we live.

Mathematics A-Level is well respected by employers and admissions tutors for all degree subjects

 

Course Units - 2 at AS and 2 at A2

At AS Pupils will sit two papers in May / June:

  • Paper 1:
    (Pure mathematics) 66.66%
    Covering areas such as proofs, algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequence and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, vectors and calculus.
    Paper 2:
    (Mechanics and Statistics) 33.33%
    Covering areas such as sampling, presenting and interpreting data, Probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws.

Note: This is a stand alone AS qualification.

At A2 students will sit three papers in May / June of their final year:

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2:
    (Pure mathematics) 66.66%
    Covering areas such as proofs, algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequence and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, vectors, calculus and numerical methods.
    Paper 3:
    (Mechanics and Statistics) 33.33%
    Covering areas such as sampling, presenting and interpreting data, Probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing, Kinematics, Moments, Forces and Newton’s laws.

Note: This is a linear A Level qualification. See page 3 of the Prospectus for more details.

A Level Mathematics

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C - including Mathematics / Add Maths, A*-B.

Maths isn't about the boring arithmetic you did in KS3. It isn't about the tedious, long winded answers you did for GCSE. It's a way of thinking – using your mind to solve some of the biggest mysteries of our world
Cormac Hyland, Past Pupils

This course could lead to careers and higher education in:

  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Business, Computing and ICT
  • Teaching
  • Accountancy
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Actuarial studies

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.