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Why Study A-Level Maths?

A-level Maths is one of the most interesting, exciting and well respected A-level courses. Undertaking A-level Maths is a huge challenge requiring lots of hard work but it is incredibly rewarding. It will develop your problem solving and analysis skills and is highly regarded by all universities and places of work. A-level Maths can open doors into practically any career paths with finance, engineering, architecture, medicine and further mathematical study among only a few of the excellent opportunities available. Whilst studying A-level Maths you will be able to work on some of the problems that the greatest minds of the last few centuries have pondered over. From Issac Newton’s laws of motion to Karl Friedrich Gauss’ solution to the sum of an arithmetic series. You will be in awe of the elegance, beauty and power of the subject.

What does A-level maths consist of?

Over the course of the two years you will look at three strands of maths, pure, mechanics and statistics.  Pure mathematics will consist of dealing with algebra, geometry and trigonometry among other topics. Statistics will allow you to look at and analyse real world data and in mechanics you will study forces and the motion of a particle.

What do you need to study A-level maths?

To study A-level you will need to achieve at least a grade 6 in GCSE mathematics. To be successful in the study of Maths at a-level you will need an enthusiasm for the subject, a determination to succeed and the willingness to work hard.