Subject Intent: Why Mathematics?

Studying A Level Mathematics encourages learners to think and act mathematically, using mathematical skills and forms of communication to analyse situations within mathematics and elsewhere.  Mathematics underpins all areas of our lives and studying maths allows students to think logically and break complex problems into smaller steps.

The course emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to model situations using algebra and other representations, to help make sense of data, to understand the physical world and to solve problems in a variety of contexts, including social sciences and business.

Having the skills from Mathematics makes students employable in virtually all careers as it blends communication and problem solving skills together.  It also prepares learners for a wide range of destinations in Higher Education and employment as all of the skills taught in A level Mathematics are transferable in to Higher Education and the work place.

What will I study ?
The course will include:
• Algebra
• Functions
• Coordinate Geometry
• Sequences and series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and logarithms
• Numerical methods
• Calculus
• Statistics & probability
• Vectors
• Mechanics, including kinematics, forces, moments and Newton’s laws of motion

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here