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Mathematics

Course Overview
Course type

A level

Course length

A level: two years

Required qualifications

You will need to have averaged a grade B in the majority of your GCSEs and have a minimum grade 7 in Mathematics.

Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas, such as architecture, business, engineering and science. This course covers a mixture of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. You must like algebra and trigonometry to succeed on this course.


More courses like this:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

The course will focus on
  • pure mathematics topics including algebra, trigonometry and geometry
  • statistics
  • mechanics
On the course you will
  • carry out practical and investigative work
  • learn how to solve problems requiring mathematical skills and concepts from various areas
  • learn how to analyse problems and discuss possible solutions
  • use specialised computer software to support and extend your work 

Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas, such as architecture, business, engineering and science. This course covers a mixture of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. You must like algebra and trigonometry to succeed on this course.

Please note: Mathematics is a challenging A level which you are strongly advised to research well before choosing as one of your subject options. 


More courses like this:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

Method of assessment

There are three assessments at the end of the second year which determines your grade. There is also an internal assessment after the first year.

 

Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas, such as architecture, business, engineering and science. This course covers a mixture of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. You must like algebra and trigonometry to succeed on this course.


More courses like this:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

What will I be able to progress to?

A level Mathematics is essential for a degree in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, and it is recommended for Computer Science, Economics and Accounting. If you are considering a degree in the first four of these subjects at a highly competitive university, you are also strongly advised to study Further Mathematics to at least AS-level. You can however pick up AS-level Further Mathematics in your second year.

Other Information

You will need a specialist calculator.

Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas, such as architecture, business, engineering and science. This course covers a mixture of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. You must like algebra and trigonometry to succeed on this course.


More courses like this:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics