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Mathematics

Course outline

A Level mathematics provides students with a thorough grounding in mathematical skills and techniques. It is an interesting and challenging course that develops logic and reasoning skills.

Course content

Up to two thirds of the course will be pure material, and the other third applied. Topics will include: calculus; functions, series, and limits; algebraic and graphing skills; numerical methods; exponentials and logarithms; coordinate geometry;  probability and statistics; and mechanics.

Entry requirements

GCSE maths grade 6

Career / higher education opportunities

Mathematics A Level is very highly regarded by higher education establishments, and can lead to careers in research, mathematical modelling, accounting, actuarial science, insurance, banking, architecture, engineering (chemical, aeronautical, mechanical and electrical), physics, chemistry, astrophysics, law, economics, business consultancy, computer science, meteorology, medicine, computer game design, and the communication and transportation sector.

Course specification

AQA

Student view

“A Level maths has been interesting even though some topics are challenging. There are a lot of concepts to grasp but the teachers are always there to provide extra support.”