What is this course about?

The full A level is a two year course and assessment is taken at the end of the two years.

It consolidates and develops GCSE level mathematics and supports transition to higher education or employment in any of the many disciplines that make use of quantitative analysis, including those involving calculus.

How you will be assessed?

100% exam based at the end of the two years.

What you will study?

The content of A level Mathematics is fixed and will include pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

A level mathematics builds from GCSE level mathematics and introduces calculus and its applications. It emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how mathematics can be applied to model situations mathematically using algebra and other representations, to help make sense of data, to understand the physical world and to solve problems in a variety of contexts, including social sciences and business. It prepares students for further study and employment in a wide range of disciplines involving the use of mathematics.

What will it prepare you for?

Mathematics A level would be recommended for the following:

Computing, Engineering, Accountancy, Economics, Business, Banking, Architecture, Surveying, Psychology and all Science careers.

Mathematics A level is highly regarded by all universities, professions and employers.

Subject entry requirements:

  • GCSE grade 6 in mathematics is a minimum requirement although a GCSE grade 7-9 would be recommended as this is a very challenging course.