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Mathematics A Level


A Level

Why study this course?

• If you are interested and enjoy Mathematics
• If you are interested in explanations about the world around you
• If you want to acquire skills and knowledge, which will be useful in Higher Education, the Sciences and Business
• If you want to enhance your employability
• Mathematics complements many other subjects such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Psychology and DT

Potential careers:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Accountancy
  • Sports Science
  • Architecture
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Banker
  • Economics
  •  Insurance
  • IT/Computing
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automotive Industry
  • Construction
  • Cryptography

Course content

All Maths A Levels now include Core, Mechanics and Statistics.

You may study some/all of the following:

Topics covered include:

  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  •  Differentiation
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Integration
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors

Statistics and Mechanics to include:
• Statistical Sampling
• Data Presentation and Interpretation • Probabilities
• Statistical Distributions
• Statistical Hypotheses Testing
• Quantities and Units in Mechanics
• Kinematics
• Forces and Newton’s Law
• Moments


• Three, 2 hour exams, at the end of Year 13.

Staff contact:

Mr T Riley or Mr A Tompkins