Maths A Level

Course Overview

In the modern world, Mathematics is not only relevant but crucial to the development of methods that can be applied to solve problems in science and society; such as Aerospace Engineering and Mathematical Finance. Mathematics is therefore an excellent training for the mind, requiring precise and accurate work, clear logical thought and problem-solving skills. Why not come and test your knowledge?!


You begin the course by studying a range of topics in Pure Maths including Proof, Algebra, Graphs, Binomial Expansions, Trigonometry, Logarithms, Calculus and 2D vectors. You will also study Mechanics, focusing on motion and the forces producing motion, and Statistics which is all about drawing conclusions form the analysis of data and probabilities. In your second year of study you will explore a further selection of Pure Maths and continue to develop your skills and knowledge of Statistics and Mechanics. The study of Statistics will focus on conditional probability and the Normal distribution as well as some further statistical hypothesis testing. In Mechanics, you will study moments, modelling with forces and friction, projectiles and more advanced kinematics.

You will be encouraged to enter the Senior Maths Challenge and Senior Maths Team Challenge. All of our students benefit from the Cambridge University STIMULUS project and there are opportunities to attend lectures and other activities. If you want to take STEP or AEA papers our highly qualified specialist teachers will support you in doing this. Studying Maths at A Level will open doors to a range of degree courses and apprenticeships.

Year 1 Modules

  • Pure Mathematics 1
  • Statistics and Mechanics

Year 2 Modules

  • Pure Mathematics 1
  • Pure Mathematics 2
  • Statistics and Mechanics

Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Grade 6 in GCSE Maths
  • Grade 6 in 2 GCSE Science or GCSE Double Science
  • Grade 5 in 2 other GCSE subjects

Assessment

  • 100% Exam
  • Exam Board: Edexcel

Exam Results 2022: 39% A* - B
 

253

Total students

18

Average class size

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose this course? 

You will like Mathematics if you aspire to develop your logical thinking skills. You will find it really satisfying when you finally crack that hard problem and see how all the steps fit nicely together. You will also be tenacious, rising to every challenge, and not give up easily.

Maths is challenging, but lots of support is available, and this will help build your knowledge, skills and confidence for the future. The main support is via drop-in workshops and an additional lesson, timetabled at key points in the year. This is used to consolidate key topics and help prepare you for Key Assessments.

We also take part in the Senior Maths Challenge, Senior Maths Team Challenge and attend the Maths Inspiration talks at the University of Cambridge.

Skills you'll gain

Although Mathematics is challenging, it has been one of the most popular A Levels for several years.

There are good reasons to study Mathematics even if you don’t want to do Maths or Science at University. It provides excellent training for the mind, requiring precise and accurate work, clear logical thought and problem – solving skills.

Maths is the ideal subject to teach you these skills, and it will serve you well in the future.

After Long Road

The study of Maths helps to keep doors open for future (well-paid!) careers.Mathematics at this level looks good on your CV and can lead to a range of careers including Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Electronics and Architecture.

Students who completed their courses with us recently are now studying:

  • Mathematics at Sheffield
  • Computer Science at York
  • Biochemistry and Genetics at Nottingham
  • Electrical Engineering at Loughborough
  • Physics and Astronomy at Sussex

Not only is the course relevant to textile applications of maths in my developing career path, but also studying maths has boosted my negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills.