A-Level Mathematics

Exam board: AQA

Why study A-Level Maths?

Studying A-Level Maths will help you develop key employability skills such as problem solving, reasoning, communication and resilience. Maths supports the study of most other A-Level and post-16 courses and is excellent preparation for a wide range of university courses and careers.

What will you study?

Pure Mathematics (66%) The methods and techniques which underpin the study of all other areas of mathematics, such as proof, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and vectors.

Statistics (17%) Working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, modelling real life data using statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.

Mechanics (17%) The study of the physical world, modelling the motion of objects and the forces acting on them.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for those students who enjoy studying Mathematics and have the aspirations to use these skills to develop their career aspirations.

“Quantitative skills are required in a wide range of occupations and activities, embracing not only the mathematical and physical sciences but also the social sciences, the humanities and the creative arts. Mathematics is now intrinsic to some aspects of the creative arts… and learned societies argue that students across the sciences, social sciences and humanities need significant quantitative skills, and these should be a central component of their education.” – Professor Sir Adrian Smith