Why study maths?

Maths is a skill that is used almost everywhere.

Consequently, a good A Level mathematics grade can make it easier for you to step into your dream career. Employers and universities value mathematicians as the subject requires determination and commitment, together with high levels of academic ability.

What will I learn about?

A Level mathematics covers a range of topics that can be broken into three categories; pure, statistics and mechanics.

Pure mathematics:

  • proof
  • algebra and functions
  • coordinate geometry
  • sequences and series
  • trigonometry
  • exponentials and logarithms
  • differentiation
  • integration

Mechanics:

  • vectors
  • quantities and units in mechanics
  • kinematics
  • forces and Newton’s laws

Statistics:

  • statistical sampling
  • data presentation and interpretation
  • probability
  • statistical distributions
  • statistical hypothesis testing

How will I be assessed?

• Examinations

Future pathways and careers

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Sciences
  • Business management

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in mathematics.

Examination board

AQA