Double Maths

Why choose Double Maths?

Please note: the following information is for students joining the College in September 2016. Information for students starting in September 2017 will be added later.

This means studying Maths A level and Further Maths A level together. It is a course for those with a strong interest in pursuing Maths beyond sixth form and demands a strong overall GCSE profile. Students often take it because they want to study Maths, physics or engineering at degree level and would find a stronger mathematical background helpful. It can be extremely rewarding for you if you enjoy Maths and are stimulated by the faster pace and greater depth. The course covers all available Pure Maths modules.

We offer the following AQA courses in Year 12:
1. Double Mathematics
2. Mathematics with Mechanics
3. Mathematics with Statistics
4. Use of Mathematics
The key theme in all these options is a continued study of algebra and graphs.

Further details of these courses can be found by opening the Open Evening Document link below.

How can you know whether you'll be suited to A level Maths?

You may be surprised to hear that this is by no means just about your GCSE grade. It is more important for you to reflect on the fact that you need to become fluent with algebra to become successful at AS and A level Maths, algebra being the language of the subject at this level. (It is possible to struggle with algebra at GCSE Maths yet obtain a high grade through proficiency in other topics such as arithmetic, geometry and statistics.
In preparation for your maths course we will be setting summer work, and there will be an early assessment of your algebraic skills to ensure that you are doing the most appropriate Maths course.
If you need help assessing your algebraic skills, you could seek advice from your teacher.


  • Further Maths is essential for some university courses in Maths,
  • Further Maths is useful for some university courses in Economics, Computing, Physics and Engineering.
  • Students currently take five module exams in Year 12 and seven in Year 13.
  • No coursework.
  • Includes both mechanics and statistics modules, students are encouraged to use a graphical calculator.
  • Six lessons plus six and a half hours of independent study per week.

Sample Problem



10x- 22x + 121 = 0

Entry Requirements

Double Mathematics: GCSE grade A* in Mathematics.

Awarding Body


Units of Study

Year 12

Maths Core 1

Maths Core 2

Maths Statistics 1

Maths Further Pure 1

Maths Mechanics 1

Year 13

Maths Core 3

Maths Core 4

Maths Further Pure 2

Maths Further Pure 3

Maths Further Pure 4

Maths Statistics 2

Maths Mechanics 2