Mathematics is intertwined in everything we see and everything we do. A level Mathematics broadens students knowledge, deepens curiosity into its intricacies and develops skills for further study or employment.
A level Mathematics both extends knowledge learnt at GCSE, such as algebra and trigonometry, and introduces students to new concepts and skills, such as calculus and mechanics.
The Mathematics curriculum at A level consists of three different areas; Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. Below is a list of the different topics within these areas;
Pure Mathematics: Algebra I, polynomials and Binomial Theorem, differentiation, exponential and logarithms
Statistics: Collecting, representing and interpreting data, probability and discrete random variables, hypothesis testing
Mechanics: Vectors, units and kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws
Pure Mathematics: Algebra II, sequences, numerical methods, trigonometric identities, differentiation, integration and differential equations
Statistics: Probably and continuous random variables, hypothesis testing II, large data set
Mechanics: Motion in two-dimensions, forces
Exam Board and Specification
Exam Board: Edexcel
Exam Specification: A level Mathematics 9MA0
Please see the entry requirements document here
Is This Course Right For Me?
Did you enjoy Mathematics at GCSE? The algebra topics in particular? Then A Level Mathematics is for you. In Pure Mathematics you will build on the solid base you have developed at GCSE and explore familiar areas of algebra and geometry in greater depth while also being introduced to the branch of Mathematics known as Calculus. You will also look at applying a range of mathematical techniques in Statistics and Mechanics to model a variety of different situations. You will find the style of learning and expectations very similar to those in Year 11. Lesson time will be spent working through examples together and gaining confidence in that topic. You will be expected to complete a large amount of work outside lessons which will involve working through exercises from the book as well as work from other sources. You should be aware of the increased level of challenge.
Please watch our short video to see what studying Mathematics and Further Mathematics at Guilsborough Sixth Form is like.
Studying Maths at A level is very rewarding. I have learnt parts of maths I never knew existed and it is going to really help me with my chosen career
Abigail, Year 12 Student
Every lesson I am challenged in Maths. The support I get from my teachers helps me to understand the most difficult areas.
Sam, Year 13 Student
Where will A Level Mathematics take me past Sixth Form?
A level Mathematics is required for those who would like to continue to study Mathematics at university and is desirable for many other degrees and careers.
The Mathematics studied at A level and the skills developed are used in many careers such as
- Accounting and Finance
Some of our past students who have studied Mathematics at A level now have careers in;
- Engineering with companies such as Dyson, Land Rover Jaguar
Please visit out Careers Guidance page for more information
Some examples of universities and their entry requirements to study Mathematics and other related degrees are;
University of Durham BSc Mathematics requires A*AA
University of Birmingham BSc Mathematics requires AAA
Coventry University BSc Mathematics requires ABB
University of Leicester BEng General Engineering requires BBB