This course is for those who enjoy the challenges of mathematics and want an A level which is highly thought of by both employers and universities.
Students will further develop familiar mathematical topics learned at GCSE such as algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and probability. New topics introduced at A level include: sequences and series; calculus; Newton’s laws of motion; and statistical hypothesis testing.
Students are expected to use technology such as graphical calculators, graphing software and spreadsheets. All your examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course.
To be successful on this course, you will need to be hardworking and diligent, as each topic builds on earlier work and everything is dependent upon a sound understanding of the GCSE content. There is plenty of additional support provided to help students with the transition from GCSE to A level.
Mathematics at this level is very dependent upon good algebraic skills and students enrolling on these courses will be expected to do some preparation exercises during the summer. These exercises are available to download on this page under the Preparation Exercises section.