A Level Maths is a stimulating subject if you enjoy a structured process of problem solving and a logical way of thinking. Throughout the course you will:
You will be introduced to advanced pure mathematical concepts such as proofs, coordinate geometry, exponentials and logarithms, as well as calculus techniques involving differentiation and integration.
You will also be introduced to core concepts from statistics and mechanics, including topics such as statistical hypothesis testing and distributions, kinematics, and Newton’s Laws of Motion.
You will study the same core concepts as in year one, but the techniques involved will be taken even further with techniques introduced to help work with all sorts of functions, new calculus techniques and higher level trigonometric problems. Concepts such as moments will be added to the mechanics section, and the statistics section will require the use of a large data set.
All pure mathematics content will be examined at the end of the course in two equally weighted papers. The applied statistics and mechanics content will be examined in one single exam of equal weight to each individual pure mathematics examination.
Alongside further maths, maths works well with a number of other subjects such as chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, geography and economics.
Mechanics concentrates on the physical laws of motion and is useful if you wish to become an engineer or have chosen physics.
Statistics looks at interpreting data and is applied in subjects such as biology, geography and psychology.
Mathematics is a common part of degree courses such as business, architecture, chemistry, biology, psychology, management science and computing. Maths is essential if you wish to sutdy courses such as engineering, physics and mathematics itself.
Problem solving skills and statistical techniques are a useful tool for the study of a variety of science courses, such as medicine, nursing and geology, but are also useful for the study of accounting and finance, sports studies, geography and design technology.
Mathematics A Level keeps many doors open and is valuable for almost every future career plan.
The study of maths, even today, is held in great esteem by employers, as it shows an ability to think logically, and can help to gain that chosen career or elusive university place.
A student who achieved an A grade in maths in 2021 went on to study at the University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.