A Level Maths Course Information


Prerequisites :



GCSE Grade 7 to 9

Good Subject Combinations



Physics, Geography, Biology, Sociology, Chemistry and Psychology

Possible Career Pathways



Accounting, Finance, Teaching, Statistical work, Engineering, Computing, Management


  • Our students excel at A level mathematics. Approximately 30% of our students gain an A*/A grade and 80% gain an A* to C each year (from 2010 to 2018 )

  • The new A Level Maths course consists of pure maths, statistics and mechanics. All are examined.

  • Pure Maths consists of topics involving algebra, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry and some numerical work.

  • Mechanics is closely related to Physics and includes topics involving force, mass, weight, velocity, acceleration, power, gravity, work, moments, momentum, energy etc.

  • If you intend studying Physics maths complements it well as there is an overlap of content.

  • Statistics is a continuation and development of some of the work that you did at GCSE – topics include mean, median, mode, range, quartiles, histograms, cumulative frequency, interquartile range, standard deviation, variance, sampling, hypothesis testing, probability, correlation etc.

  • The techniques used in statistics are useful if you intend studying Biology, Sociology, Psychology, and Geography.

  • You can use a calculator in every paper and indeed there is an expectation that all students have a calculator with statistical tables. We recommend a Casio fx-991EX Classwiz.

  • It is intended that you will sit the full A level at the end of year 13.



A Level Maths ( End of year 13 )

Paper 1: Pure Maths                                     100 marks           2 hours

Paper 2: Pure Maths                                     100 marks           2 hours

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics             100 marks           2 hours