George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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A Level

A Level Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A Level Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in nonmathematical arenas. A Level Maths consists of a Pure Core unit which makes up one-third of the qualification and provides the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of the subject. In addition students will also follow units on Mechanics and Statistics.

Exam board/specification

AQA A Level Mathematics (7357)

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher at GCSE. If students have a grade B they will be expected to undergo an induction course and to pass an entry test.

Progression routes from this course

Gaining an A Level qualification in Mathematics will support progression through many different routes – finance, engineering and science are just some that are popular.


  • Pure Mathematics: Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, calculus, numerical methods for solving equations and vectors.
  • Statistics: Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and statistical hypothesis testing
  • Mechanics: Quantities and units, kinematics, forces, Newton’s laws and moments

A2 Assessment

  • All exam papers are 2 hours each and all require the use of a scientific calculator.


Exam results 2014 2015 2016
Maths 80% A-C;
100% A-E
36.6% A*-B;
54.5% A*-C;
81.8% A*-E
54.4% A*-B;
72.7% A*-C;
100% A*-E
Table of Post 16 maths exam results 2014- 2016



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