A Level is a 2 year course.
Standard Entry Requirements
Plus a minimum of GCSE Maths Grade B/Grade 6 of the new GCSE and you must be confident with using Algebra.
Assessment of A Level
Assessment at A Level is by exam at the end of two years.
This is a course for students who have had success in GCSE Maths and wish to study the subject in more depth, either because they enjoy Maths for its own sake or to give in-depth support to other A Level courses. A wide variety of teaching methods are used including the use of interactive whiteboards and formal teaching. You will also be encouraged to explore new ideas yourself with strong teacher support. Topics covered in the course include pure core topics such as Algebra, Differentiation and Integration. In addition to this, the course will cover some Statistics topics which will include probability, statistical sampling and data interpretation, as well as Mechanics topics which will include kinematics and Newton’s Laws.
A Level Mathematics is a useful (sometimes essential) qualification for careers in business, accounting, actuarial work, computing, science, engineering, technology, operational research, teaching, civil service, surveying etc. It is also highly respected as a qualification in its own right.
Some of our very able mathematicians, who are intending to study Maths or Engineering at university, may be offered the opportunity to work towards A Level Further Maths. All Maths students participate in a variety of enrichment activities. For example, each year a large number of students take part in the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge and there are opportunities for students to participate in Maths orientated workshops and taster sessions at local universities.