A Level Mathematics

What is the course about?

The A-Level course consists of a Pure Mathematics component and two Applied Mathematics components: Mechanics and Statistics.

Pure Mathematics is the core of the course and extends the study of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry from GCSE and introduces Calculus.

Mechanics is the study of how physical objects behave when acted upon by different forces. You will learn how to model objects and predict their motion. There is a strong relationship with concepts in Physics and Engineering, but since all concepts are introduced from first principles it is not necessary to study Physics in order to be successful in this part of the course.

Statistics is the study of how to analyse data and calculate probability. Statistics is absolutely fundamental to scientific process and in this component of the course you will learn how scientists distinguish results that back up their hypotheses from random noise. Concepts from statistics will help with the study of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology and Business at A-Level and beyond.

Who might the course suit?

Students wishing to take this course must enjoy mathematics and problem solving. They must have a strong work ethic, since this is a very demanding course. Students will be expected to have strong foundation in Algebra and Trigonometry. A-Level Mathematics is an invaluable companion course for Science A-Levels and for anyone intending to study the sciences, Medicine or Engineering at University.

What might the course lead to?

Mathematics is described by university admissions tutors as a facilitating subject, this means it is often a stipulated or preferred pre-requisite for many university courses. Additionally Mathematics A-Level is recognised internationally as a proof of a student’s intelligence, tenacity and work ethic. If you have the ability you can’t afford to miss out on the huge boost Mathematics A-Level will give to your future options and prospects?