Mathematics is one of the most sought-after skills in the world today. Studying A Level Mathematics builds on the skills acquired at GCSE and naturally progresses your understanding of key principles, as well as introducing new concepts such as calculus. The new Edexcel Mathematics A Level consists of three papers of equal credit, all taken at the end of year 13.
Papers 1 and 2: Pure Mathematics
- Coordinate Geometry
- Algebra and Functions
- Exponentials and Logarithms
- Numerical Methods
Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics
- Statistical Sampling
- Data Representation and Interpretation
- Statistical Distributions
- Statistical Hypothesis Testing
- Quantities and units in mechanics
To secure a place at our Post-16 Centre you will need five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above and a minimum of a Grade 4 in both English Language and Mathematics. You will also need a Grade 5 at GCSE (or equivalent vocational qualification) for most subjects you want to study at A Level.
For new subjects not previously studied at GCSE, for example; Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology you must have achieved a Grade 5 in English Language. To study Psychology you also need a Grade 5 in Mathematics or be willing to study Core Mathematics. Notwithstanding this, if you are applying to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics you must achieve a minimum of Grade 6 in the respective science at GCSE, or at least 6-6 in the Combined Trilogy Course, as well as (for Biology and Chemistry) a Grade 5 or higher in Mathematics or (for Physics) a Grade 6 at GCSE.
For Further Mathematics A Level you will require a Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics.
An A Level in Mathematics can lead to Higher Education opportunities in Mathematics, Physics, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical), Aerospace, Computer Science and Economics. An A Level in Mathematics is often an entry requirement for science-based subjects.