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Mathematics A Level (EDEXCEL) at Allerton Grange School

Course description

If you have enjoyed studying GCSE Maths, have an interest in Maths, Science or Engineering and enjoy the challenge of solving complex and exciting problems then you should seriously consider studying AS Level Maths.

Maths is a highly regarded A-Level which will offer you opportunities in everything from Business to Engineering to Finance. Maths offers excellent support for many University courses which may involve statistics and analysis modules.


Course content

The new A levels for Mathematics and Further Mathematics will be linear in structure.

A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics will develop students' knowledge and skills in three overarching themes:

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof;
  • Mathematical problem solving; and
  • Mathematical modelling.

What is covered in A Level Mathematics?

Pure Mathematics (66%)

Methods and techniques  which underpin the study or all other areas of maths, such as, proof, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and vectors.

Statistics (17%)

Statistical sampling, data presentation and probability leading to the study of statistical distributions.

Mechanics (17%)

The study of the physical world, modelling the motion of objects and the forces acting on them.

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis but subject areas have their own entry requirements. As a guide you will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum of the following:

Level 3 courses - a good range of GCSEs from grade 4 - 9 including a grade 4 in English and Maths or the equivalent at BTEC level.

Level 2 courses - 2 grade 3s at GCSE

Specific entry requirements for this course are as follows:

We would prefer that candidates have a grade 7 in GCSE Maths.

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course

Future opportunities

Content covered by Maths A-level is applied in many degree courses including; Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Management, Economics, Business and Computer Science. Business and industry suffer from a shortage of trained mathematicians at every level.  An A level in maths shows how well you can apply your skills to an unfamiliar situation, exactly the type of person Universities and Employers are looking for.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years

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