A Level Maths


Course Summary

Mathematics is the fastest growing subject at A Level and beyond. It offers students with good skills in algebra the chance to study the subject at a higher level, providing a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques needed in more technical workplaces such as engineering and accountancy. A Level mathematics is also widely respected in non-mathematical areas for the logic and reasoning skills developed by studying for the qualification.

The A Level Mathematics is made up three parts: Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.

Pure Mathematics: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the x-y plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods, Vectors.

Statistics: Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing.

Mechanics: Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments.


Maths can open the doors to many different career paths, here are some examples of careers that benefit from the critical thinking of a Mathematics A-level: Engineering, Computer Programming, Accountancy, Aircraft Industry, Scientific Research, Investment Management, Government Research and Laboratories, Numerical Analyst, Market Research, Banking, Law, Medicine


3 x two-hour exams, each worth 33.3% of total A Level

Paper 1: Pure mathematics 1

Paper 2: Pure mathematics 2

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

Minimum Required GCSE Grade - Subject specific
• Mathematics: 6