A Level Mathematics is one of the most enjoyable, valuable and rewarding Post 16 qualifications available. Students
taking the course study a mixture of Core Mathematics, Decision, Mechanics and Statistics topics.
A Level Maths equals money! People with a Maths A Level go on to earn significantly more than their peers with
equivalent qualifications in different subjects.
A national study compared the incomes of 4,500 people and concluded
that having a Maths A Level can increase long-term earning power. The maths skills learned at A Level, such as logical
thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, are closer to those actually used in the workplace than the skills
developed in other subjects.
This is a two year modular course in which you will study
Core Mathematics alongside Statistics and Mechanics
Core Mathematics consists of the following topics:
Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry,
Vectors, Newton Raphson and Series.
Statistics consists of the following topics: Sampling,
Probability, Venn Diagrams, Statistical models, Correlation,
Mechanics consists of the following topics: Newton’s
Laws, Kinematics, Equations of Motion, Projectile motion,
Dynamics, Friction and Moments.
Students will be encouraged to build upon their prior
knowledge and learn to apply mathematics to real life
problems and situations.
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.
Many degree courses have a substantial Mathematics
component including: the Sciences, Psychology, I.T,
Economics, Accountancy, Engineering and Architecture.
This makes Mathematics a very marketable qualification
when applying for a university place.
Students who take Mathematics progress to a broad range
of careers including: medicine, chemical engineering, law,
accounting, insurance brokers, engineering, teaching and