A Level Mathematics

A Level Mathematics is a varied and interesting course with a number of real-world applications.

Why Study A Level Mathematics?

A Level Mathematics is a varied and interesting course with a number of real-world applications. It is a versatile qualification, well-respected by employers and a ‘facilitating’ subject for entry to higher education. Careers for people with good mathematics skills and qualifications are not only well paid, but they are also often interesting and rewarding. The reason why so many employers and universities highly value mathematics qualifications is mathematics students become better at thinking logically and analytically.


Course Content

We follow the Edexcel A Level in Mathematics (9MA0) and cover the following topics:

Pure Mathmatics

– Proof

– Algebra

– Co-ordinate Geometry

– Sequences and Series

– Trigonometry

– Exponentials and Logarithms

– Differentiation

– Integration

– Numerical Methods

– Vectors


– Statistical Sampling

– Data Presentation and Interpretation

– Probability

– Statistical Distributions

– Statistical Hypothesis Testing


– Quantities and Units in Mechanics

– Kinematics of Constant Acceleration

– Kinematics of Variable Acceleration

– Forces and Newton’s Laws

– Moments


All the content is compulsory and is assessed with 3 equally weighted papers as follows:

Paper 1

– Pure Mathematics

– 2 hours, 100 Marks

Paper 2

– Pure Mathematics

– 2 hours, 100 Marks

Paper 3

– Statistics and Mechanics

– 2 hours, 100 Marks

– 50 Marks for Statistics, 50 Marks for Mechanics


Where the course leads:

Universities and employers alike consider A Level Mathematics to be a great asset and students who have studied this course can both go into further study in the usual associated disciplines of Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering, or use it in a wide variety of other disciplines such as the social sciences or the humanities, where it is equally valued. Higher-level apprenticeships also really value the problem-solving and analytical-thinking skills developed by an A Level in Mathematics.


Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics minimum, a grade 7 is recommended. This means you must have sat the Higher paper.

You will be expected to pass a baseline test of GCSE skills (particularly in algebra) to ensure this is the right course for you.

If you are unsure about these expectations then please contact Mr Prince.


Course Contact

Mr C Prince

KS5 Mathematics Coordinator

Mr M Hegarty

Mathematics Subject Leader

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