Mathematics A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

Mathematics is an interesting and challenging subject at A Level that builds on topics studied at GCSE. The course is best suited to students who enjoy problem solving. New ideas and topics will be introduced providing you with a strong foundation for studying Maths, Engineering and Science subjects at university.

Mathematics A Level is essential for entry to a wide variety of courses at university. Additionally, it will give you a greater understanding of the variety of ways in which Mathematics is applied in the real world.

In the first year, you will study Pure Core Maths with elements of Mechanics and Statistics.

Pure Core Maths – Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Proof, Polynomials, Calculus, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms.

Mechanics – Vectors, Kinematics, Motion with Constant Acceleration, Forces & Motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Objects in Contact.

Statistics – Probability, Statistical Diagrams, Standard Deviation, Binomial Distribution, Hypothesis Testing.

In the second year, you will continue to study Pure Core Maths, Mechanics and Statistics.

Pure Core Maths – Binomial Theorem, Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Trigonometry, Parametric equations and Numerical Methods.

Mechanics – Projectiles, Moments, Kinematics and Dynamics.
Statistics – Conditional Probability, Normal Distribution and Further Hypothesis

Testing.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by examinations.

You will be assessed with rigorous internal exams that will build your confidence towards the final exams.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 including Maths and 3 at Grade 5.

A diagnostic interview will also be required.

Retaking GCSE English as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses including Teaching and HNC/Ds in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Computing or Graphics. There is also the option to study for a degree in a related subject, such as Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Computing, Engineering or Physics.

Additional information

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Science, Engineering, Finance, Accountancy, Medicine, Teaching or IT.

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