A Level Maths
Two thirds of the course builds on the number, algebra and trigonometry skills gained by students at GCSE. These skills are then extended to cover new areas of mathematics such as calculus and logarithms. The remaining third of the course comprises new topics in classical mechanics and statistics. If this appeals to you, then A level Maths is ideal for you. A strong grade 6 or higher at GCSE is vital to give you a realistic chance of success.
Leading to careers in engineering, medicine and bio-medical sciences, finance, programming and software design.
“Really glad I took it – it’s really useful and always helps you stand out when you’re applying for university”
A Level Maths – Edexcel
What is Mathematics?
Mathematics at A Level builds on the algebra and trigonometry you will have seen at GCSE, and then rapidly introduces new concepts such as calculus and logarithms.
Why study it?
“Examining the jobs market and comparing earnings with subjects studied, it finds that Mathematics is the only A-level subject that adds to earnings – up to 10 per cent – even when the employer is unaware of the person’s qualifications. Graduates who have studied Mathematics earn more than those who have not, even when the job has nothing to do with Maths.” Institute of Education, University of London
Course Structure and Your Future
A Level Mathematics is a linear 2 year course. It will be assessed by 3 exams at the end of the 2 years.
Studying A-Level Maths can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:
Software development and computer games design, Engineering, Pharmaceutical and medical sciences or Financial services.