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Maths and Further Maths

Course Overview

Maths is a highly enjoyable and rewarding subject. It is very demanding but there is a high sense of achievement when it comes to problem solving. 

Career prospects are infinite. Mathematics opens up the possibility of careers in medicine, banking and insurance, commerce, marketing, accountancy, engineering, research and design, education, government and public services, research statisticians, managers, administrators, manufacturing, industry and the armed forces to name but a few. Naturally, A Level Mathematics is a very highly valued subject in the eyes of universities and other institutes of Higher Education.

Enrichment activities include University Master classes, National Maths Challenges, Sheffield University Y12 and Y13 Advanced Problem Solving and pre-STEP tuition.

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 GCSE for AS and A Level Maths courses. Grade 7 GCSE for Further Mathematics courses.

Students require a D Grade in the AS Level or in their end of year exam to progress from Year 12 to Year 13.

Qualities Required

Students should have a keen interest in Mathematics and a possible desire to study Mathematics at University, though this is not essential. All courses require a commitment to hard work outside the classroom, at least as many hours private study as you have lessons, and willingness to talk to your teachers and seek help when you know you need it.

Links with Other Subjects

Core and Statistics – Geography, Economics, Biology, Sports Studies, Psychology, Sociology.
Core and Mechanics – Physics, Chemistry, Technology.
Core and Discrete – Computer Studies.
Further Mathematics – This course links with all of the above.

Exam Board

OCR

Method of Assessment

AS Mathematics will comprise of 2 assessed papers:

Pure & Statistics
Pure & Mechanics.

A Level Mathematics will assess the whole 2 year course and will comprise of 3 papers
Pure Maths
Pure & Statistics
Pure & Mechanics. 

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AS Mathematics: Students will study 3 components: Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.

A Level Mathematics: Students will complete further study of the 3 components of two modules of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.

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AS Further Mathematics: Students will study a core component of Pure Maths alongside 2 optional components from Statistics, Mechanics, Discrete Maths and Additional Pure Maths.

A Level Further Mathematics: Students will complete further study of the 3 components of AS Further Mathematics.