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Why study Mathematics?

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The challenge of A level Mathematics is likely to appeal to students who have enjoyed and found success in studying Mathematics at GCSE. A strength in using algebra and applying logical thinking will be necessary for higher level problem solving questions seen at A Level. Problem solving is particularly prominent in the new A Level specification where resilience and hard work are required.

Although the gap between GCSE and A level is not as wide as it has been prior to the new GCSE and A Level specifications, students will need to show considerable determination to achieve a good grade at A level. The rigour of Mathematics is highly regarded by our best universities. Our former students have gone on to study a range of courses and have found themselves to be in demand with employers.

Course content/Outline:

All students must study
  • Pure Mathematics  1
  • Pure Mathematics  2
  • Mechanics  and  Statistics

All modules are examined by written papers which last for 2 hours each. 

What career opportunities are there?

For those with a background in Mathematics, an unlimited number of well-paid and rewarding career opportunities are available.

The mechanics element is useful for students studying Physics, and other science subjects, leading to scientific careers in Engineering, Medicine and Computing.

The statistics modules are usually taken by students studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography or Economics and are useful for careers in Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Social Services and Medicine.

Syllabus: Mathematics
Examination Board: Edexcel
More information: Ms A Matthews / Mrs R Bansal