Mathematics underpins virtually all practical developments within the STEM industries, helping to form the modern world as we know it. This traditional A Level subject will stretch and challenge your understanding of mathematical concepts, where you will deal with highly abstract topics which will require considerable imagination, as well as a technical understanding of disciplines such as geometry, calculus and trigonometry.

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths, or a grade 6 in GCSE Maths with a GCSE points score of 6.4 or above. General entry criteria also applies.

The topics you study will build on, and move beyond, the skills you learnt at GCSE, ensuring that you move towards a higher understanding of topics such as:

• Coordinate geometry

• Sequences and series

• Graphs and functions

• Exponentials and logarithms

• Probability and data

• Mechanics

Your learning experience will see you develop the ability to think creatively and strategically, which will see you develop analytical and logical thinking skills. You’ll apply the concepts you learn to real-life scenarios,

grounding your learning so that you understand how Maths can help you to formulate well-reasoned answers to extended questions.

With the support of our outstanding teachers, you’ll build on the topics that you covered in GCSE such as trigonometry, leading to a deeper understanding of mathematical principles. You will also have the opportunity to explore a range of exciting experiences outside the classroom that can inspire and motivate your passion for Mathematics. The opportunities that an A Level in Mathematics afford are many and varied, and our passionate subject experts will help you to discover endless future possibilities!

The assessment is 100% examination.

A Level Mathematics is a highly respected qualification that will allow you to progress to a range of degree courses and careers. For degree courses such as Physics and Computer Science, A Level Mathematics is often an essential qualification, and many Russell Group Universities will require you to have A Level Mathematics to study courses in Medicine or the Sciences. The careers supported by an A Level in Mathematics are wide ranging and varied. From Veterinary Science to Economics, Civil Engineering to Optometry, the possibilities are endless!

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Undertaking an A Level in Mathematics requires logical thinking and reasoning – meaning it supports your learning across many other A Level courses!

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