At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5. A grade 6 or above in maths is required, with a minimum average of grade 5 across all GCSEs.
Why Should You Take This Course?
People with strong mathematical skills are in demand and valued by employers and universities. Mathematics is a ‘must have’ A Level for degree level study in Physical Sciences, Computer Science, all branches of Engineering and of course, Mathematics. If you are thinking of choosing Physics, Computer Science or Chemistry at A Level, Mathematics should go with them.
The course is split into pure mathematics (two-thirds), mechanics (one-sixth) and statistics (one-sixth). Pure mathematics extends many concepts from GCSE including algebra, functions, graphs, trigonometry, and vectors. It also introduces the new concepts of differentiation (how ‘steep’ a curved graph is) and integration (how much area is enclosed by a graph’s curve). Statistics extends the concepts studied at GCSE and includes much more emphasis on probability, including probability models and hypothesis testing. Mechanics is the study of how objects move and the forces that affect their motion.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment by 2 exams in May of the first year (for the AS Level) and 3 exams in June of the second year (for the full A Level).
Are there any special expenses?
All students are required to have a Casio FX991EX calculator.
What could I do next?
Mathematics A Level is a requirement for many careers and Higher Education courses. It opens doors to a range of jobs.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.