Mathematics (Accelerated) has been added to My Courses


Course specifics

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grades A*-C or at point 4-9 (including English Language). Level 2 vocational qualifications (e.g. BTEC/OCR) must be a merit grade or above and will count as 1 GCSE equivalent.




This course is not running next year

This course is specifically designed for those students who began their AS Level Mathematics in Year 11 and have successfully completed the first AS unit (C1). 

Five further units will be studied which, when combined with C1, lead to an A Level in Mathematics. 


It is a one year course with a contact time of six hours per week leading to an A Level in Mathematics.  Students can then opt to take Further Mathematics in Year 2 if they wish.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)



Core Mathematics




Advanced Level (A2)



Core Mathematics


Core mathematics



Methods of Teaching and Learning

The course is taught by well qualified and experienced staff. Teaching methods include exposition and practice sessions, together with some discussions, problem solving, investigations and practical work. Students are expected to do a substantial amount of revision and practice outside the classroom, and workshop support is available for all students.

Methods of Assessment

Students take two AS modules (this completes the AS course) and three A level modules at the end of their first year. The Further Mathematics course is assessed by six examinations taken at the end of their second year. There is no assessed ‘coursework’ element in any of these modules.


Appropriate textbooks are provided on loan for the duration of the course, and practical equipment is made available as necessary. The College library is well stocked with Mathematics books, and students are encouraged to use IT resources as appropriate. Students are expected to provide their own scientific calculators.



A Level or AS Level Mathematics is accepted (with other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course. The subject is particularly recommended for those intending to go on to study Mathematics, Engineering, Computing or the Physical Sciences.



Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above or the equivalent including GCSE English at C or above and GCSE Mathematics at grade A or A* plus a grade C or above in C1 (the first AS module) or Additional Mathematics.  Note: the examination board used for this course is Edexcel.  Any students who have a C1 from OCR or AQA must sit the Edexcel version in their first year at St Brendan’s.



There are no specific charges payable in connection with these courses, except for the purchase of a calculator if necessary.



This course is not running next year