A Level Maths
Staff, Teaching & Learning
Mathematics A level is continued study of Mathematical concepts such as Algebra, Geometry and Calculus. The skills and techniques, which are developed on the A level Mathematics course, play a significant part in many other disciplines - including career paths in finance, technology and medicine. Mathematics, as well as being an important subject in its own right, is vital as a support for many subjects, both at AS/A Level and in Higher Education. A qualification in Mathematics is a highly desirable goal for many students, whatever their long-term plans may be.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at students who enjoyed and achieved a good grade on the higher GCSE Mathematics examination. The qualification is ideal for students who wish to follow a mathematical based career and is suitable for a wide range of university courses.
What does it include?
The course is a linear course that is delivered in two years. This comprises of core mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, calculus) and the applied areas of mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.
How long does it take to complete?
The Mathematics A level course takes two years to complete.
What qualifications do I need?
A GCSE in Mathematics at Grade 7 or above is desirable, a grade 6 will be considered.
What award will I achieve?
You will achieve an A level in Mathematics. There is availability to study an AS level, however this will only last one year.
What can I do next?
Achieving an A level in Mathematics opens up numerous paths to you, the student. It is a very sort after A level that will open many doors to whatever your next step will be, whether in higher education, an apprenticeship or employment.
(Course) careers include:
Mathematics is suitable for those who wish to study subjects at university such as Engineering, Physics, Electronics, Architecture, Computing, Medicine, Optometry, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Law.
Are you thinking of a career in science, engineering or
perhaps becoming a professional mathematician? If
so, studying A level Further Mathematics is going to be
beneficial in developing your knowledge to support your
skill base and help you succeed. Further Maths increases
the breadth of content and looks into the more abstract
side of the subject. Your algebraic skills will need to be
excellent. To study Further Mathematics it is expected
that you will spend a substantial amount of time outside
the classroom with independent study. So, if you thrive
on solving problems, don’t mind spending ages on a
question, then you’re are going to enjoy this subject.