# Maths - A Level

## Science and Mathematics

#### What will you be working towards?

Code |
PG18 |

Qualification Type |
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent |

Qualification Level |
Level 3 |

Course type |
Full Time |

#### Overview

When is algebra used in everyday life? How are logarithms and population growths related? Why do airlines overbook flights? Questions such as these are just some of the problems we will seek to answer through A Level Mathematics.

#### Details

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

Topics include:

- Coordinate Geometry

- Algebra and Functions

- Trigonometry

- Calculus

- Vectors

- Exponentials and Logarithms

- Numerical Methods

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

Topics include:

- Statistical Sampling

- Data Representation and Interpretation

- Probability

- Statistical Distributions

- Statistical Hypothesis Testing

- Quantities and units in mechanics

- Kinematics

#### Entry requirements

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.

#### Your next steps...

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.