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A Level Mathematics

Exam Board: Edexcel

Level of study: Level 3

Length of course: 2 years

Entry requirements: General entry requirements  plus a  grade 7 in Mathematics at GCSE

What will you study?

A-level Maths will provide you with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-level Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.

A-level Maths is made up of the following courses –   Core Maths, and applied Maths. In your first year, you will study two core units C1 and C2; this will provide you with techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of the subject.

C1 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration. C2 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration. In addition you will also study the applied units such as Statistics and Mechanics.

S- Probability, data handling, testing hypotheses  M- Forces, energy, motion.

In year two you will continue to study another two core units C3 and C4 along with the applied units S2 and M2 .

C3 Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods. C4    Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors.

Where can Mathematics lead you? Throughout the A-level Mathematics programme, students are encouraged to think logically and analytically. These fundamental maths skills are useful across all kinds of disciplines and careers. A-level Mathematics is a good choice for students considering higher education in any science or maths-based course, ranging from Biochemical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medical Science and Psychology to     Philosophy, Economics, Accountancy, Management and Actuarial Science. Career opportunities for students who study A-level Mathematics include: industry, accountancy, finance, economics, healthcare, medicine, veterinary science and engineering. All exams are available in the June series and will be taken at end of year two.