Mathematics - A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code SPA22
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Mathematics aims to develop the students´┐Ż understanding of mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. It aims to extend their range of skills and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems.


There are four units of study, two at AS level and a

further two for the full A Level.

AS units include

* Core 1 and 2 - algebra and functions; co-ordinate

geometry; sequences and series; differentiation;


Plus one unit from either

* Statistics - probability; representation and summary

of data; correlation and regression; discrete

variables and distributions; the Normal distribution.

* Mechanics - mathematical models and vectors in

mechanics; kinematics and dynamics of moving

particles; moments.

* Decision Mathematics - Algorithms; the route

inspection problem; critical path analysis; linear

programming; matchings; flows in networks.

* The full A level includes further units of core and a

unit from the three areas of study above. These all

build on the work from the AS level units.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by 3 written examinations at the end of Year 13. Two of these focus on the Pure Mathematics content and the third one both Statistics and Mechanics. All questions must be answered and calculators are permitted in all 3 examinations.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade 5 or above. must have a grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics