# Maths A Level

## Science and Mathematics

#### What will you be working towards?

Code |
CA21 |

Qualification Type |
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent |

Qualification Level |
Level 3 |

Course type |
Full Time |

#### Overview

Mathematics is one of the purest of all the fields of study, and gives logic and reason to all the applied fields. It is the universal language that transcends culture, religion and beliefs. In your GCSE studies, you have barely scraped the surface of the types of equations and fields of study that come under the umbrella of Mathematics. At A-Level you start to meet more of these, such as Logarithms and Calculus, to build up the key mathematical techniques you will need to study any science, technology, engineering or maths-based subjects at degree level.

#### Details

The A-Level course has two distinct sections, Pure and Applied. Pure Maths is the study of concepts without application outside of mathematics, yet, as Maths and the world develop, many topics later have applications (for example internet banking would not work without prime numbers). Applied Maths is split into Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics shall be an extension of ideas you have previously met at GCSE, Mechanics is the study of objects at rest and in motion.

Examinations occur at the end of year 13, there will be 3 exams, 2 based on pure content, and the other on the applied content, split evenly between the Statistics and Mechanics. The pure content accounts for two thirds of your grade and the applied for a third.

The Course and Its Structure

The A-Level course has two distinct sections, Pure and Applied. Pure Maths is the study of concepts without application outside of mathematics, yet, as Maths and the world develop, many topics later have applications (for example internet banking would not work without prime numbers). Applied Maths is split into Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics shall be an extension of ideas you have previously met at GCSE, Mechanics is the study of objects at rest and in motion.

Examinations occur at the end of year 13, there will be 3 exams, 2 based on pure content, and the other on the applied content, split evenly between the Statistics and Mechanics. The pure content accounts for two thirds of your grade and the applied for a third.

#### How will it be delivered?

There will be tests during lesson time each half term and 2 mock exam weeks each year.

#### Entry requirements

The Academy’s general entry criteria of a minimum of five 4s at GCSE apply. A grade 6 in Maths is required to study Maths A-Level.

#### Your next steps...

Successful completion of A-Level Maths can lead to degrees and careers in the following:

Finance - Actuarial Work, Accountancy, Financial Modelling, Investment Banking

Computing - Games Design, Internet Security, Telecommunications

Mathematical Biology - Population Modelling, Epidemics and Vaccination

Engineering - Aircraft Modelling, Fluid Flows, Acoustic Engineering, Quantity Surveyor, Planner

Teaching and Lecturing - Primary, Secondary and Further Education

Statistics - Medical Statistics, Market Research, Government Statistics

Business - Logistics, Traffic Planning, Project Management, Business Consultancy

Competitive degree courses - Law, Medicine, Veterinary Science

To find out more about where Maths can take you, visit the Maths Careers website.