Sixth Form

Mathematics A Level

Mathematics is recognised as a rigorous A Level and it is held in very high regard by universities. It is a subject that has wide application and complements many other subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Psychology, Economics and Business Studies, which all use some form of Mathematics.

Our Mathematics teachers come from a wide range of professional fields. We have a former engineer teaching mechanics, a former data analysist teaching statistics and teachers who studied Pure Mathematics at universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The insights of our Mathematics Department into how our curriculum in the classroom can apply to careers enriches the lessons and inspires our students to study.

You will be stretched beyond the classroom with lectures by inspiring individuals in their field through our links with some of the UK’s leading universities and at our annual Hampshire Collegiate School Women in Mathematics Conference. There are opportunities for you to explore an area further through an Extended Project in Mathematics and we will provide additional revision support for entrance exams such as STEP (the Cambridge entrance exam), MAT (the Oxford entrance exam) and SATS (the US entrance exam).

You will study pure Mathematics, statistics and mechanics, with the course examined at the end of Year 13 with three papers: two on pure Mathematics and one on applied topics.

Examination board: Edexcel

Where could this course take you?

On leaving school with A Level Mathematics, students open themselves up to a wide range of opportunities in areas such as finance, engineering, computing, programming, architecture, research, medicine and more. The course is the basis for a multitude of degree courses and the skills gained during the course are core to many career paths.