Advanced Level Chemistry pupils should have a good pass mark at GCSE in Science and Mathematics. Taught wherever possible from an experimental viewpoint, there is a significant amount of practical work in this subject.
Pupils will sit the AS exam at the end of Year 12 and can exit the course at this point or can continue to A2 provided they have achieved a pass in Units 1 & 2.
Entry for the A Level course requires the ability and the desire to take the subject well beyond GCSE Level, even for AS Level Mathematics. Typically, students with a grade 7 or higher in Mathematics GCSE/iGCSE are best suited to this course.
Mathematics at A Level is more stimulating than at GCSE. Students will be challenged and given the tools they will need to succeed in their further adventures in Mathematics. The main emphasis is on learning techniques and skills, understanding concepts, and applying these to solving problems.
A Level Mathematics is highly regarded by Universities of all disciplines and, as such, complements a wide range of subjects when studied as a block. Students will acquire skills and knowledge that can be applied in many fields; developing their powers of reason and logic, as well as communication. Mathematics is key to pursuing a career in Physics, Engineering, or as a foundation when aiming to study, Banking, Business Studies, or Economics at a Higher Level.
Universities and employers’ value the academic training that Mathematics provides and areas such as Law or Computing consider the logical training provided by Mathematics as extremely helpful.