Taking A Level Maths will open many doors in the future. It is challenging but if you work hard, you will surely be rewarded.

Wendy Mensah

Wendy Mensah

Course Description

A Level Mathematics offers students with a good understanding of Mathematics the chance to study it at a higher level. It provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. Techniques covered include algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, which together form the fundamental building-blocks of the subject.

Entry Requirements

Achieve 5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher).

To study Mathematics at A Level, a student must have achieved a grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths.

Course Content

Pure Maths
This section includes: algebra, graphs, functions, logarithms, trigonometry, geometry and calculus.

Statistics
This section includes: probability, statistical measures, discrete random variables and hypothesis testing.

Mechanics
This section includes: kinematics, statics, dynamics, moments and equilibrium.

Assessment

Pure Maths 1
2 hour exam worth 33.3%

Pure Maths 2
2 hour exam worth 33.3%

Statistics and Mechanics
2 hour exam worth 33.3%

Future Opportunities

Students with an A Level in Mathematics earn on average 10% more than those with other A Levels. It is a well-respected and sought after A Level which will open many doors to future careers, such as Finance, Engineering, Market Research and Computing. Many Arts students also enjoy Mathematics A Level. Product Design, Architecture and Music all have mathematical elements to them.