Head of Department: Mr Matthew Core
Exam board: OCR
This is a linear A-level course, where students study
pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics.
Assessment is by exam only (three papers) and there is no coursework requirement. The most able mathematicians may wish to take ‘double maths’ – these students will complete A Level Mathematics in Year 12, followed by A Level Further Mathematics in Year 13.
For A Level Maths there are three 2 hour exams in pure maths, pure and mechanics and pure and statistics. For Further Maths there are four one and a half hour exams – two in pure maths, one in statistics and one in mechanics.
The average of the A Level results in Maths and Further Maths over the most recent three year period is:
- Maths: A* – 21%, A*-A – 52%, A*-B – 77%, A*-C – 91%
- Further Maths: A* – 56%, A*-A – 89%, A*-B – 100%, A*-C – 100%