If you enjoy Maths and feel confident with the work you have met so far at GCSE higher Level (particularly algebra), then you should seriously consider studying Maths at A Level.

Mathematics is suited to people who enjoy problem solving, computation and logical reasoning. You are encouraged to think logically and analytically, developing crucial skills that will help you in future education. Students get a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace, and will also develop logic and reasoning skills.

Mathematics has wide applications in industry, commerce, science and technology and studying Mathematics can help you towards a future career in these areas. Universities and employers recognise A Level Mathematics as a desirable and useful qualification. It is almost essential for degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Computing and related courses and highly recommended for Economics, Chemistry, Natural Sciences and many more.

The A Level Maths course is divided equally into pure and applied content where the applied content is both statistics and mechanics.

  • Pure Maths includes proof, graphs, trigonometry, logarithms, calculus, numerical methods and vectors.
  • Mechanics includes kinematics, forces, Newton’s laws, moments and projectiles.
  • Statistics includes data analysis, probability, distributions and hypothesis testing.

In addition to the Sixth Form entry criteria, students wishing to study this subject are required to have a minimum grade 7 in Mathematics at GCSE (or equivalent). The ability to reason logically, to communicate precisely, to solve problems analytically and to think creatively is advantageous. It is essential that you enjoy Maths and have good algebraic skills.

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