A-level Maths is the best opener of doors into employment and employers put strong mathematical and problem-solving skills as highly desirable for an array of careers. It is a challenging and rewarding course, which enables students to develop a love for maths and a natural curiosity for its applications.

A-level Maths is assessed through three exams – two are pure mathematics, consisting largely of Algebra, Calculus, Logarithms, Vector Geometry and Trigonometry. The third paper is an applied mathematics paper split equally between Statistics and Mechanics.

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What will I learn?

A Level Mathematics builds from GCSE level Mathematics (number, algebra, graphs and trigonometry) and introduces calculus and its applications. It emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected, teaches students how to make use of data and understand the physical world.

How is it assessed?

A Level Mathematics will be assessed by three exams at the end of the second year of study. These exams will focus on pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics.

Next steps

It prepares students for further study and employment in a wide range of disciplines involving the use of mathematics. This includes Maths, Science, Engineering,business and even Social Sciences. It also enables you to think logical and become a problem solver.​

Maths A-level is a must have for degrees in: Physics, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Economics and, of course, Maths, although you may need to study a Further Maths course as well to do this. Maths is recommended or sometimes required for: Computer Science, Accounting, Chemistry, Biology and Life Sciences, Medicine / Nursing, Dentistry, Business Studies, Management Studies, Finance, Architecture, Geology, Psychology, Surveying and even Philosophy.​ Maths is also crucial for studying advanced apprenticeships in Accountancy and Technology and Engineering subjects.