Maths - A level

What will I learn?

You will study four pure modules and two applied modules. The pure content includes:

  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Sequences and series
  • Calculus
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors

You will be expected to:

  • use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems
  • understand and demonstrate what is meant by proof in mathematics
  • solve real life problems using mathematical logic and argument

What skills do I need?

Mathematics is rather different from many other subjects. An essential part is the challenge of analysing and solving problems and the satisfaction and confidence gained from achieving a ‘correct’ answer.

For students wishing to follow this course, a grade B (or better) in Higher GCSE Mathematics is required.

How is the course graded?

AS level mathematics is assessed by three written module examinations. A level Mathematics is a further three written module examination. All modules are equally weighted.

What is next for me after this course?

A level mathematics is a much sought-after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full-time courses in higher education. There are many areas of employment that see an A level in Mathematics as an important qualification. Higher education courses or careers that either require A level mathematics or are strongly related include medicine, architecture, engineering or accountancy.