Accountancy & Finance,
ICT & Software Development,
Research & Statistics,
Science / Applied Science courses (including Construction & Quantity Surveying)
most Economics and Social Degree courses.
Introduction to A Level Mathematics
The A-Level Maths specification builds upon the GCSE Higher Mathematics qualification at Key Stage 4. It promotes progression through AS and A2 level and provides a suitable foundation for study of Maths-related courses in further and higher education.
A-LEVEL MATHS SUBJECT CONTENT
C1: Pure Mathematics
C2: Pure Mathematics
C3: Pure Mathematics
C4: Pure Mathematics
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
An AS level may be obtained in Mathematics by sitting modules C1, C2 and M1. These modules will be taken in June of Year 13, each is of length 1½ hours and has an equal weighting of 33 ⅓% towards the final AS grade.
All 6 modules (C1, C2, C3, C4, S1 & M1) are required to obtain an A2 qualification. To achieve an A* grade at A2, candidates will need to have enough marks overall to get an A grade along with an average of 90% over modules C3 and C4.
An AS in Maths is very valuable as a supporting subject to many courses at Advanced GCE and degree level.
Mathematical skills learned at AS and A-Level (eg: logical thinking, problem solving, statistical analysis) are in high demand in the workplace.
RECOMMENDED SUBJECT/S AND GRADES AT GCSE
Higher Level Maths A* / A / B
(Students must have studied the GCSE T4 Module)
Higher Education courses or careers that either require A-Level Mathematics or are strongly related include: Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy & Finance, Economics, Physics and ICT.
Students wishing to study STEM courses at university are strongly recommended to have studied Mathematics to A-Level.
Introduction to GCSE Mathematics
CCEA GCSE Mathematics is a modular specification which offers opportunities to build on the skills and capabilities developed through the delivery of the Key Stage 3 curriculum.
There are two tiers of entry for the examination; Foundation and Higher. Different combinations of modules enable all students to demonstrate achievement by working at a level appropriate to their ability.
All candidates will sit two written exams:
Year 11: Module T5 / T6 55%
(2 papers: 1 calculator and 1 non-calculator)
Year 12: Module T2 / T3 / T4 45%
(1 paper with calculator)
This assessment model enables students to monitor their progress at the end of Year 11 and offers the opportunity to improve results by re-sitting modules.