A Level Maths is a fantastic subject which combines ‘Pure Maths’ such as algebra, geometry and functions, with Applied Maths modules. It shows potential employers that you have a highly logical mind that can present organised arguments to solve numerical problems — a skill which is widely sought after. We can guarantee that every student will receive first class tuition using a variety of teaching strategies making Cardinal Newman, in our opinion, the only place to study Maths.
Students will sit three compulsory examinations at the end of Year 13. Two will be in Pure Maths and one will be made up of a combination of Mechanics and Statistics. The first module extends certain topics you have studied at GCSE (number, algebra, graphs) and introduces new ones (e.g. calculus) so that you have the basic tools needed to study Maths at a more advanced level.
With an A Level in Maths you can do practically anything you wish! Our students have gone on to study subjects such as Maths, Physics, Medicine, Aeronautical Engineering, Finance, Business, Computing, Law and Psychology at University, however there are many other diverse areas where mathematical skills are recognised as invaluable and essential.
At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a Grade B (6) in GCSE Maths.
Employers highly value an A Level in Maths and on average, students who have an A Level in Maths earn between 7% – 11% more than those who don’t have the qualification.