You will study pure mathematics and branch out to use these skills in both mechanics and statistics. The skills developed in pure mathematics will be fundamental for pursuing the applied sections.

An A-level in mathematics will unlock many degrees such as physics, actuarial science and of course mathematics. For some universities that offer engineering and economics, you will require an A-level in mathematics to begin the course.

It should also be noted that the following subjects can sometimes recommend or even require A-level mathematics – computer science, accounting, chemistry, biology, medicine, dentistry, architecture, and psychology to name but a few. Mathematics can also take you into a wealth of sectors including engineering, banking, consultancy, IT, accountancy and scientific research.

Assessments

Paper 1:

Any content from: proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, numerical methods

Written exam: 2 hours

33 1/3% of A-level

Paper 2:

Any content from Paper 1 and content from: vectors, quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws, moments

Written exam: 2 hours

33 1/3% of A-level

Paper 3:

Any content from Paper 1 and content from: statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions, statistical hypothesis testing

Written exam: 2 hours

33 1/3% of A-level

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Entry Requirements

Grade 6, or above in GCSE Mathematics.

5 GCSE’s grade A*-C or 4 and above, including English.

Interview Required.

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