MathematicsA Level • Level 3
About the course
A Level Mathematics is designed to develop your understanding of a wide range of mathematical ideas and to expand your analytical and problem-solving skills. If you enjoy solving demanding problems, then A Level Mathematics will be a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding course. The course builds on higher level GCSE mathematics and is first focused on developing algebraic methods. Following this, the course covers the core topics of functions, coordinate geometry, sequences, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, vectors and proof. Students also study statistics and mechanics. The statistics element covers sampling, data presentation, probability and statistical tests. In mechanics, students study kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
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At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course: at least grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Throughout the course, we will assess you using formal examinations and mini-tests. AS Mathematics consists of two externally-examined papers at the end of Year 1: one paper on Pure Mathematics worth 62.5% of the qualification and one paper on Statistics and Mechanics worth 37.5%. A Level Mathematics consists of three externally-examined papers at the end of Year 2. These are of equal size and weighting: two papers on Pure Mathematics and one paper on Statistics and Mechanics. Calculators are required for all examinations.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course, most students progress onto Degree courses in a range of disciplines. You may instead decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. Careers that this course may lead to include Teaching, Engineering, Accountancy and Finance and Banking.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: • National Maths Challenge • Destinations week • Residential visit to New York You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.