St Bees School



Specific Entry Requirements 

Students must have a minimum IGCSE/GCSE grade of 7 or equivalent.

Course Modules 

The three areas of study focus on a number of different topics. These are summarised below:

Pure Mathematics

  • Quadratics
  • Functions
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Circular Measure
  • Trigonometry
  • Series
  • Differentiation/Integration
  • Logarithms and Exponentials
  • Vectors
  • Complex numbers


  • Velocity and Acceleration
  • Force and Motion
  • Friction
  • Momentum,
  • Work and Energy

Probability & Statistics

  • Representation of Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Variation
  • Probability
  • Binomial
  • Geometric
  • Normal Distributions.

How You Will Be Assessed 

The course is assessed through written exams at A level only. All of the exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.

There are four components to the assessments as detailed below:

Pure Mathematics 1 - (1hr 50min exam), 30% of overall A level grade
Pure Mathematics 3 - (1hr 50min exam), 30% of overall A level grade
Mechanics 1 - (1hr 15min exam), 20% of overall A level grade
Probability & Statistics 1 - (1hr 15min exam), 20% of overall A level grade

University Courses and Career Paths 

Degree level Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Economics, and Accounting.

*(Further maths is recommended as an additional A Level subject if you are interested in degree level study for the first three items).

If you are planning to study one or more of the science subjects at A Level then it is recommended that you study A Level Maths as well.