Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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


The aim of the mathematics course is that the students will be able to: 

• Develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.  

• Develop their ability to reason logically and to recognise incorrect reasoning.

• Use mathematics as an effective means of communication.

• Recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between real-world problems and mathematical models, understanding how they can be refined and improved.

• Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and society in general.


How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: 

Pure Mathematics 1

33.3%, 2 hours, 100 marks

Topics such as:

Sequences, Equations, Inequalities, Proof, Coordinate geometry, Exponentials, Trigonometry, Vectors and Calculus

Paper 2:

Pure Mathematics 2

33.3%, 2 hours, 100 marks

Topics such as:

Sequences, Equations, Inequalities, Proof, Coordinate geometry, Trigonometry, Iteration and Calculus

Paper 3:

Statistics and Mechanics

33.3%, 2 hours, 100 marks

Section A: Statistics (50 marks)

Topics like Data Handling topics from GCSE such as averages, histograms, box plots and frequency diagrams.

Section B: Mechanics (50 marks)

Topics like Speed, Forces, moving objects, (Physics related topics).

Entry requirements

At least a Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics is required to study Mathematics A Level. The course is very demanding and requires excellent algebra and problem solving skills. It requires a full knowledge and understanding of all the GCSE content for Mathematics.

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Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics A level is a good foundation for engineering, design, technological, scientific and medical courses. It is also a good course for those students who are interested in Art or Humanities subjects but would like to broaden their options and develop their logical reasoning or statistical analysis skills. Students wishing to study mathematical related subjects at University are often required to have studied Further Mathematics A level in addition to Mathematics A level.