What are the main features of this course?
Mathematics is an A Level suitable for those who are passionate about mathematical theory, algebra and solving challenging equations. You will study a mixture of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Pure mathematics builds on the algebra and trigonometry work you will have studied at GCSE and introduces calculus. Mechanics includes vectors, kinematics, forces and Newton’s Laws. Statistics includes sampling, interpretation of data, probability, the introduction to statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.
Hours of lessons per week: 5
Indicative group size: 20
How is the course assessed?
The course is linear with two exams at the end of your AS year. Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is made up of a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.
Where can I go next?
A-level Mathematics is extremely useful in many fields. It is essential, not only for the study of Mathematics and Pure Sciences, but also for all forms of engineering. Furthermore, it is accepted as a strong qualification for Medicine. Mathematics can also lead to courses in Economics, Business Studies, Law and Computing.
My Maths teachers helped my revision immensely and motivated me to maintain my 100% attendance. I enjoyed making a variety of friends and encountering different opinions which allowed me to develop personally.