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A Level Maths at Meadowhead

Course description

A Level Maths


Course content

What does the course involve?

Two-thirds of the work is Pure Mathematics, with one-sixth each of Statistics and Mechanics.




Pure Mathematics

Builds on and develops the algebraic and trigonometric techniques students have learnt at GCSE so that they acquire the fluency required for advanced work, and introduces students to a number of topics fundamental to the advanced study of mathematics, such as calculus.




  • Modelling and Proof

  • Algebra

  • Polynomials

  • Binomial expansion

  • Co-ordinate Geometry

  • Transformations of Curves

  • Sequences and Series

  • Exponentials and Logarithms

  • Trigonometry

  • Differentiation

  • Integration

  • Numerical Methods

  • Vectors







Enables students to build on and extend the data handling and sampling techniques they have learnt at GCSE. They will apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations using simple probability models, and extend their ability to represent data in bivariate situations, with an emphasis on linear and rank order modelling, and associated hypothesis testing.



Statistical Sampling

Data Presentation and Interpretation


Statistical Distributions

Hypothesis Testing





Introduces students to mathematical modelling and to the basic concepts in kinematics, statics and dynamics. They will then develop and extend the range of mechanical concepts which they are able to use in modelling situations.



Quantities and Units


Forces and Newton’s Laws



Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements with GCSE Mathematics at grade 6 or above.

A good understanding of all GCSE Algebra topics is expected.

Future opportunities


In addition to being essential for studying Mathematics at university, A-Level Mathematics is often necessary to gain admission to other university courses, such as Accounts, Economics, Financial Management, Medicine and the sciences.

Further information

Where can I find out more?

Talk to your Mathematics teacher or Mr Ludlam about what A-Level Mathematics entails to get more details and to find out if it will be suitable for you.

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: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September