Maths underpins science, technology, medicine, economics and government and much, much more. Topics studied include algebra, calculus, trigonometry, logarithms, statistics and mechanics. It is a subject that is exciting, challenging but rewarding and really adds to your understanding of other subjects.
The first year covers pure maths topics which build upon your GCSE knowledge and provides the building blocks for all the other modules and branches of mathematics. You also study some of the applications of maths. In mechanics you will look at topics such as kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws, while in statistics you learn about statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.
During your second year you continue studying pure maths topics which build upon the first year, covering higher level trigonometry and calculus. You will also continue to extend your understanding of the applications of maths within the fields of mechanics and statistics.
You need a grade 6 or above in maths and four GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range, including English.
You will be assessed through written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will consist of three exam papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
A Level maths is highly valued by employers in a wide range of industries as evidence of your ability to solve problems and learn new skills. Many of our students go on to study courses with a high mathematical content at university, such as engineering, finance, mathematics, computing and so on. Some students choose to apply for apprenticeships.
All students must have a scientific calculator, (we use Casio models) these can be purchased via the College online store when you enrol.
A Levels (English Language, English Literature & Maths)
Thursday 10 June 2021