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What is Maths?

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.

What Will You Study?

You will sit three compulsory examinations at the end of the second year. 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 tools needed to study Maths at a more advanced level.

What Next?

With an A Level in Maths you can do practically anything you wish! Our students have gone on to university studying subjects such as Maths, Physics, Medicine, Aeronautical Engineering, Finance, Business, Computing, Law and Psychology. However, there are many other diverse areas where mathematical skills are recognised as invaluable and essential. Employers highly value an A Level in Maths.

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Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in GCSE Maths.

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Further maths, Statistics, Accounting, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Economics, Psychology and Computer Science.

Interesting Fact

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.

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