The Mathematics A Level covers three areas of study – pure, mechanics and statistics. All three are compulsory for all students. Pure Mathematics continues from GCSE – algebra, geometry and trigonometry are all covered along with a new topic: calculus. Statistics covers sampling, probability and hypothesis testing. Mechanics covers motion with constant acceleration, the application of forces and friction. You will be taught by experienced tutors, who will guide you through the course employing a range of teaching and learning techniques.
Higher Education Destinations:
- University of Bradford – Pharmacy
- University of Leeds – Civil and Structural Engineering
- University of Manchester – Mathematics
- MMU – Accounting and Finance
- University of Sheffield – History and Politics
Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of HE courses and careers, such as Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Accountancy, Architecture and Actuarial Science. Former students are currently studying a broad range of courses, including Mathematics, Financial Mathematics and Astrophysics and Mathematics.
A minimum grade 6 in GCSE Maths is essential.
Student Case Studies:
“I really enjoy studying Maths because it is challenging and I have always had a passion for the subject. I’d recommend it to others because if you put the work and time in, the rewards are great and well worthwhile. When I leave College I hope to go to university and take a degree in PE or combined PE and Maths as I want to pursue a career in teaching.”
“I like Maths because the topics are interesting and varied. When I leave College I plan to study Biology at the University of Lancaster. Data handling and graphs are very important in biological research so understanding topics such as rates of change and integration will be an advantage when studying Biology at degree level.”