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AS Maths: This comprises two modules: Pure Mathematics and Mechanics/Statistics.

Exam: There is a 2-hour Pure Maths exam and a 1 ¼ hour Statistics/Mathematics exam

A Level Maths: This consists of three modules: Pure Mathematics1, Pure Mathematics 2 and the applied module, which covers Mechanics and Statistics.

Exam: Each module will be examined by a 2-hour paper.

Special Features

You will participate in national competitions (individual and team).  When the opportunity arises, you will attend lectures and courses at Higher Educational establishments to supplement and extend your studies.  You will also receive great support from our dedicated and experienced team of A-Level teachers.

Entry requirements

Please refer to The John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.


You need to complete one year for the AS Level and two years for the A-Level.


AS Maths: There are two exams, sat in the summer of year 12.  The Pure mathematics has double weighting as compared to the Mechanics/Statistics, worth 67% of the overall mark.

A-Level Maths: There are three exams, Pure Mathematics1, Pure Mathematics 2 and one covering the applied topics of Mechanics and Statistics, sat in the summer of year 13, each with equal weighting.  The AS grade does not count towards the A-Level grade.

Career Pathways

A Level Mathematics is highly regarded by Higher Education establishments and employers as being of ‘good currency’ because of its problem-solving and logical nature. It can be studied beyond A Level as a subject in its own right but also provides a solid platform for careers in engineering, medicine, science, geography, music, computing, accountancy, psychology, business studies, economics etc.

Moving on

If you wish to continue with a mathematical related subject at university, this course will give you a real advantage. Anything from a Maths degree to mechanical engineering and accountancy, you will be able to face the mathematical challenge involved.