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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

What is A Level mathematics about?


Head of Department: Helen Jameison

Teaching Staff: Helen Jameison, Charles Abban, Mike Betteridge, Rebecca Martin and Alan Stupple

Qualification: A level

Examination Board: AQA

What does the course consist of?

  • 3 modules for AS – Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics*
  • AS plus 3 additional modules make A2 – Core 3, Core 4 and Decision Maths*
  • *The applied units are subject to change depending on cohort

Whom does the subject suit?

Students who enjoy mathematics, in particular working in the abstract of algebra.  Mathematics students need to be resilient, tenacious and logical in their thinking

What websites are useful to look at?

Mymaths (the A level section), Khan academy, mathsandphysicstutor

What might the subject lead on to?

Further study of mathematics, science, engineering and computing

Entry Requirements:

You will need at least a grade A at GCSE Mathematics and a passion for the subject.  You will need to be studying A level Mathematics also.

Introduction / Course Content:

Year 12 ( AS Units )

The Scheme of Assessment has a modular structure; with all modules tested at the end of the AS course. The AS award comprises three modules with one compulsory Further Pure unit.

AS Compulsory Units:

  • Further Pure 1(FP1)*                

Applied Units                                    

  • Statistics (S1 & S2)
  • Mechanics (M1 * & M2*)
  • Decision Maths (D1 & D2)                                                        

Year 13 ( A2 Units )

The Scheme of Assessment has a modular structure.  The Further Mathematics AS forms half of the A2 award along with two additional Further Pure units and one Applied unit.

A2 Compulsory Units:

  • Further Pure 1(FP2*)
  • Further Pure 1(FP3*)       

Applied Units                  

  • Statistics (S1 & S2*)             
  • Mechanics (M1&M2)
  • Decision Maths (D1 & D2)       

*Units currently included; may be subject to change

For Further Information : See Mr Abban or  Miss Jameison