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Why study Mathematics?

The challenge of A level  Mathematics is likely  to appeal to students who have enjoyed and found success in studying Mathematics at Key Stage 4. A strength in using algebra and applying logical thinking will be necessary for higher level problem solving in topics such as Coordinate Geometry, Series and Calculus.

There is a significant gap between GCSE and A level. 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 modules are useful for students studying Physics and other science subjects, leading to scientific careers, Engineering, Medicine or Computing.

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

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