Why study mathematics?

Maths is a skill that is used almost everywhere. Consequently, a good A Level mathematics grade can make it easier for you to step into your dream career. Employers and universities value mathematicians as the subject requires determination and commitment, together with high levels of academic ability.

What will I learn about?

Both AS and A Level mathematics cover a range of topics that can be broken into three categories – pure, statistics and mechanics.

Pure mathematics
• Proof
• Algebra and functions
• Coordinate geometry
• Sequences and series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration

• Vectors
• Quantities and units in mechanics
• Kinematics
• Forces and Newton’s laws

• Statistical sampling
• Data presentation and interpretation
• Probability
• Statistical distributions
• Statistical hypothesis testing

How will I be assessed?

• Examinations

Future pathways and careers

• Mathematics
• Engineering
• Accountancy
• Sciences
• Business management

Course level

A Level and AS

Entry requirements

GCSE at grade 6 in maths.

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