Mathematics - A Level

Why choose A level Mathematics?

Mathematics is a subject that can be combined well with both Art and Science subjects. It is highly valued by Universities and Colleges and can provide the student with skills which are invaluable to a whole range of other disciplines. It can also be fun and rewarding in its own right!

What will I study and learn?

The course at AS and A2 level contains elements from three disciplines:

  • Pure Mathematics contains such subjects as algebraic techniques, coordinate geometry, calculus, functions, trigonometry, series, partial fractions and vectors.
  • Statistics involves such topics as standard deviation and variance, probability sampling theory, binomial and normal distributions. It is particularly useful for those also taking Geography, Biology or Economics.
  • Mechanics is closely related to Physics and contains topics such as velocity, acceleration, Newton's Laws, momentum, power, work, energy, motion in a circle and simple harmonic motion

How is the course assessed?

AS Level Modules

  • Unit 1: C1 – Core 1
  • Unit 2: C2 – Core 2
  • Unit 3: S1 – Statistics 1

A2 Level Modules

  • Unit 4: C3 – Core 3
  • Unit 5: C4 – Core 4
  • Unit 6: M1 – Mechanics 1

Key Information

  • Level: AS and A2
  • Examination Board: Edexcel
  • Subject Leader: Ms C Roche
  • Course Leader: Mrs S Whitehead
  • Entry Requirements: GCSE Grades A* - C in 5 subjects (to include English) GCSE grade A in Mathematics

AS Modules:

  • Unit 1: C1 - Core 1
  • Unit 2: C2 - Core 2
  • Unit 3: S1 - Statistics 1

A2 Modules:

  • Unit 4: C3 - Core 3
  • Unit 5: C4 - Core 4
  • Unit 6: M1 - Mechanics

Student comment: "I love the way that at A level, maths becomes very creative, and you have to put your mind to different routes to find solutions."

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