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MATHEMATICS at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

A Level Mathematics offers students with a good understanding of Mathematics the chance to study it at a higher level. It provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. Techniques covered include algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, which together form the fundamental building-blocks of the subject.

Course content

Pure Maths

This section includes: algebra, graphs, functions, logarithms, trigonometry, geometry and calculus.


This section includes: probability, statistical measures, discrete random variables and hypothesis testing.


This section includes: kinematics, statics, dynamics, moments and equilibrium.

Entry requirements

Achieve 5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher).

To study Mathematics at A Level, a student must have achieved a grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths


Pure Maths 1 - 2 hour exam worth 33.3%

Pure Maths 2 - 2 hour exam worth 33.3%

Statistics and Mechanics - 2 hour exam worth 33.3%

Future opportunities

Students with an A Level in Mathematics earn on average 10% more than those with other A Levels. It is a well-respected and sought-after A Level which will open many doors to future careers, such as Finance, Engineering, Market Research and Computing. Many Arts students also enjoy Mathematics A Level. Product Design, Architecture and Music all have mathematical elements to them.

Further information

For further information contact Boston Spa Sixth Form 01937 846612.

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: 09 November 2018
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