MATHEMATICS AND FURTHER MATHEMATICS A LEVEL
At Hampstead School we offer both Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A level. Additionally, students without a grade 4 in mathematics will study GCSE mathematics.
After studying Mathematics Alevel students will have the skills to enter many different sectors. They will have the analytic skills to enter sectors such as finance, technology or engineering, particularly if they are studying it alongside relevant subjects. It will demonstrate that they have the ability to learn difficult concepts quickly and apply them to new topics to solve problems.
It will be a prerequisite for degrees such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Computer Science. It will also be extremely useful preparation for degrees in other science subjects such as Biology, Psychology and Medicine. However, the skills students gain from Mathematics are recognised and respected across all sectors including media, law or advertising.
Further Mathematics Alevel will equip students with knowledge of advanced mathematical ideas and concepts that are relevant to careers in science and technology. Most of the school’s Further Mathematics students pursue degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or other science subjects.
For degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, Further Mathematics is highly recommended. Two of the school’s recent Further Mathematics students have won competitive engineering placements at companies such as Air Bus UK, which have funded their university degrees, as well as providing immediate employment. Other students have gone on to study Mathematics or Computer Science at Cambridge, Imperial College, Kings London, Edinburgh and Queen Mary universities.
Mathematics A Level
Exam Board: OCR MEI B
AS Level in Mathematics
CONTENT OVERVIEW 
ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW 

Component 01 assesses content from areas 1 and 2 
Pure mathematics and Mechanics 70 marks 1hr 30min Written Paper 
50% of total AS Level 
Component 02 assesses content from areas 1 and 3 
Pure mathematics and Statistics 70 marks 1hr 30min Written Paper 
50% of total AS Level 
Content is in three areas:
 Pure Mathematics
 Mechanics
 Statistics
A Level in Mathematics
CONTENT OVERVIEW 
ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW 

Component 01 assesses content from areas 1 and 2 
Pure mathematics and Mechanics 100 marks 2 hours Written Paper 
36.4% of total A Level 
Component 02 assesses content from areas 1 and 3
Component 03 assesses content from area 1 (areas 2 and 3 are assumed knowledge) 
Pure mathematics and Statistics 100 marks Pure Mathematics and Comprehension 2 hours Written Paper 
36.4% of total A Level
27.3% of total A Level 
This assessment includes all work covered at AS Level.
Further Mathematics AS and A Level
Further Mathematics is taken alongside Mathematics A level. Students must also take Mathematics A level if they wish to take Further Mathematics.
As with Mathematics A level, students should also be comfortable with algebra at GCSE as this is an integral part of the A level. They should have an interest in problem solving and learning new mathematical concepts. If they have an interest in pursuing a career in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Computer Science, they should consider taking Further Mathematics.
What will you learn?
 Core Pure
 Mechanics
 Statistics
 Extra Pure
Topics can be found here: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/
ExtraCurricular
There are plenty of opportunities for extracurricular mathematical activities at Hampstead School:
 All students will take part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge in November
 All students will be given the opportunity to try out to be part of the Hampstead School Senior Maths Team
 Talented students will be supported in extra examinations such as the BMO, MAT and STEP