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A Level Mathematics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • Understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress for further study.
  • Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques, connect different areas of maths and apply maths in other fields of study.
  • Use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy.

The qualification is divided two thirds Pure Maths and one third Statistics and Mechanics.


AS Pure Mathematics

Proof, Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) Plane, Sequences & Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials & Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors.

AS Statistics and Mechanics

Statistical Sampling, Data Presentation and Interpretation, Probability, Statistical Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Quantities & Units in Mechanics, Kinematics, and Forces & Newton’s Laws

A Level Pure Mathematics

All the same topics as in AS Pure are studied in greater depth with the additional study of Numerical Methods.

A Level Statistics and Mechanics

All the same topics as in AS are studied in greater depth with the additional study of Moments.

How will it be delivered?

AS: One 2 hour written Pure Maths exam out of 100 marks contributing 62.5% plus one 1 hour 15 mins Applied Maths exam (Statistics and Mechanics) out of 60 marks contributing 37.5%

A Level: two 2 hour written Pure Maths exams, each out of 100 marks and each contributing 33.33% plus one 2 hour written Applied Maths exam out of 100 marks also contributing 33.33%

Entry requirements

Any student that has gained a grade 6 or better in GCSE Mathematics is eligible to start the Sixth Form course.

Your next steps...

Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • A range of different, relevant academics or vocational higher education qualifications;
  • Employment in a relevant sector;
  • Further training


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