A-Level Maths

Why A-Level Maths?

The main reason for studying Mathematics to an advanced level is that it is interesting and enjoyable. People like its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you know when you are right. The solution of a problem has an excitement and a satisfaction. You should also be aware of the wide importance of Mathematics and the way in which it is advancing at a spectacular rate. Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives and contributes to the wealth of the country.

What can I expect? 

Mathematics is a selection of higher level algebra including co-ordinate geometry with traditional calculus and trigonometry. The statistics element  overlaps with some GCSE content and delves further into looking at the mathematical models surrounding many theoretical probability and data driven situations. You will also study further applications of mathematics in mechanics, including Newton’s laws of motion and vectors.

What do I need? 

GCSE Maths Grade 5 is the entry requirement. A full understanding of the more complex topics studied at GCSE such as solving quadratic equation, surds and indices, transformation of graphical functions and the more advanced trigonometry (using the sine and cosine rules) is required.

What about the future? 

Many careers lend themselves to highly numerate individuals who succeed at A-Level maths, including (but not limited to) Actuarial work, Accountancy, Engineering and Medical Statistics.

“The difference between the poet and the mathematician is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head.” 

GK Chesterton