A level Mathematics is very different in comparison to the knowledge and skills you will have previously gained at GCSE level.

You'll take a more investigative approach, understanding how mathematics is used to model real life situations such as genetic inheritance, pin codes, putting hardware into space and building to withstand earthquakes.

Extending your knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, geometry and statistics, you'll learn how to solve problems using graphical calculators and computer packages.

This A level is great to study alongside A level Physics and A level Design Technology: Product Design (3D).

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

All A level study begins in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

With this A level, you will learn how mathematics is used to model real-life situations.

This will enable you to understand, construct and make predictions about systems as diverse as:

  • Genetic inheritance
  • Pin codes
  • Group behaviour
  • Putting hardware into space
  • Impact of ice on electrical cables
  • Building to withstand earthquakes

You will also learn how to analyse and interpret data as well as develop valuable problem-solving skills, which are highly valued by universities and employers.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of year 13.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and a grade 5 in maths (equivalent to grade B ) or above.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You will gain the background knowledge required for many academic degree courses, including mathematics, science, engineering, economics, finance, and computing.

Mathematical skills such as logical thinking, problem-solving and decision making are recognised as invaluable and can be applied to a wide range of careers from medicine and engineering to business and banking.

Ref: Niamh Donaghy

What our tutors say...

"Mathematics is a part of everyday life. You use mathematics when visiting the bank, buying a car or even following a cooking recipe. You use principles of mathematics in everything you do, so why not learn about the thing you use every single day?"

Colin, Mathematics Tutor

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