Mathematics A-Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code 603/1333/X
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level Mathematics is one of the most popular A Level subject with 97,627 students studying it in 2018. The entry requirement is a Grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics. It is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes applications of mathematics, such as Statistics and Mechanics as well as pure mathematics.


Further information about the benefits of studying Maths A Level can be found below: 

Why study Maths? What are the post-16 opportunities?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s6Z_azGeQ0&feature=youtu.be

Why study Maths? What are the career opportunities?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clUTETE6aL0&feature=youtu.be

Why study Maths? What are the options after studying post-16 maths?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNrtCciTdPE&feature=youtu.be



Details

A level Mathematics is the most popular A level subject. It involves studying:

• pure maths – use of algebra, graphical techniques and new material such as calculus

• statistics - including analysis of data, interpretation of graphs such as scatter diagrams, and new topics including the Normal distribution and hypothesis testing

• mechanics– studying the motion of objects by considering forces, using ‘suvat’ equations and interpreting graphs representing motion


How will it be delivered?

There is no coursework element. The qualification is assessed at the end of Year 13 through three papers:

Pure 1 Examination:

• 2 hours

• 33.3% of the qualification

• 100 marks

• Calculator allowed

Pure 2 Examination:

• 2 hours

• 33.3% of the qualification

• 100 marks

• Calculator allowed

Applied (Statistics and Mechanics) Examination:

• 2 hours

• 33.3% of the qualification

• 100 marks

• Calculator allowed



Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics

Your next steps...

A level Mathematics is a requirement for certain degree courses and apprenticeships, and is recommended for many more. Research has found that studying A-Level Mathematics makes the biggest difference to the offer you’ll receive from a top university, even if it’s not required for the course you’ve applied for.