Mathematics A Level (Edexcel)

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code F12
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course will develop your passion for and understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes, providing you with reasoning and problem solving skills that will benefit you beyond the academia of mathematics, ensuring that you become a creative thinker and life-long learner. You will enhance your logic and will explore both pure and applied aspects (statistics and mechanics), through conjectures, proofs, abstractions and more. 

The course will also advance your understanding of coherence and progression and of the fascinating interconnectedness between various aspects of the subject. You will be able to recognise and discuss how many different situations can be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real-world’ problems and their mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved.

You will learn to use mathematics as an effective means of communication, and to read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics. 

You will acquire the skills needed to use technology, such as graphing calculators and related computer software effectively, and be aware of their limitations.

Finally, you will also be able to consider and delve into the relevance of mathematics to other related fields of study, to various career pathways, and to societies and the world around us. 


This course comprises three units all of which are assessed externally at the end of the two year course.

Unit Unit 1 (M) 

Title Pure Mathematics 1

Weighting 33.3%

Unit Unit 2 (M) 

Title Pure Mathematics

Weighting 33.3%

Unit Unit 3 (M) 

Title Statistics and Mechanics

Weighting 33.3%

How will it be delivered?

Written examination (1 h 30 m) – externally assessed (17%)

Written examination (1 h 30 m) – externally assessed (17%)
Written examination (1 h 30 m) – externally assessed (17%)

Entry requirements

GCSE at Grade 6+ in Mathematics. 

Your next steps...

Mathematics is useful for just about everything. People with mathematicss qualifications can go into: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few.