Mathematics (from the Greek µ???µa (máthema) — meaning knowledge, study, learning) is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. The mathematician Benjamin Peirce called mathematics "the science that draws necessary conclusions" and that is exactly what you’ll do in an A Level Mathematics course.
In your first year you will take two core modules which build a strong platform of core skills including:
5 GCSEs at grade A* - C. Must include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade B and English Language minimum C. Attendance at an A Level information event.
There are 3 examinations at the end of each year.
There is also a coursework requirement in the first term of the second year of the course in which students find the solutions of equations using numerical methods.
Many students go on to university to take subjects with mathematical content, such as; Mathematical Studies, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Medicine.
Mathematicians are highly sought after in many fields including financial services, engineering, medicine, insurance, aerospace, construction, education and consultancies
Will this subject suit me?
You need to have a keen interest in the subject and a good background in algebra. You will enjoy dealing with abstract concepts and the challenge of tackling concepts and difficult questions which require all the knowledge you’ve amassed.
Personal study time:
A Level students are expected to devote as many hours outside of college to their studies as they are given in lessons. Homework will be set regularly, but students are also expected to undertake self-directed study, this is necessary to ensure the underpinning of knowledge is learnt and understood; ensuring further concepts are more easily grasped.