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Why Maths?

The main focus of this A-Level is Pure Maths. Covering topics which tend to be mainly algebraic in nature, you develop your understanding of these concepts and improve your logical reasoning skills so you can begin to solve challenges that occur frequently in modern day life.

As the course develops, the topics become increasingly related to real life and it becomes clearer how these powerful new techniques can be related to industry and the financial world.

What do I need to know?

Exam board: We study Edexcel Maths.

Entry Requirements: As well as the standard Sixth Form requirements, you must also have grade 6 in GCSE Maths. It is desirable to have grade 7 in GCSE Maths.

Key Content: As well as the Pure Maths content discussed above, other branches of Mathematics studied are Statistics and Mechanics. These topics have a more specific, but equally important, relevance to life.

What is the work like?

As an example of the kind of work that you will cover during the A-Level course, please find to the right the pre-A-Level material that we asked Year 11 to complete before starting their Maths course with us in September 2020.

Maths Phase 1Maths Phase 2Maths Phase 3

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Mr Schuring will be happy to answer any questions that you might have. You are welcome to email him on

To ask a Maths student more about the course, please email and they will be happy to help you.



The A Level in Maths will consist of three two hour exams in June of Year 2.

Additional Costs

We provide:  In class access to:-

In Year 1:

Edexcel Year 1 Pure mathematics, 978-1-292-18339-8

Edexcel Year 1 Applied mathematics, 978-1-292-23253-9

In Year 2:

Edexcel Year 2 Pure mathematics, 978-1-292-18340-4

Edexcel Year 2 Applied mathematics, 978-1-4469-4407-3

Students wishing to use Year 1 textbooks for revision in Year 2 will be expected to purchase them.

Other costs:  To be met by students

A-level mathematics revision guide, CGP, 978-1-78294-808-7

Scientific calculator is CASIO ‘ClassWiz’ fx-991EX - £25 (This specific model is ESSENTIAL – speak to the maths department if you need advice before purchasing) 

Graphical Calculator – CASIO fx-CG50 (optional but recommended, about £85 if purchased through the school)

Trip to Maths Inspiration Show - Approximately £20 (optional but highly recommended)