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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration Two years
Code
Awarding Body AQA
Level A-level
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

A Level Maths teaches you advanced principles and stretches your understanding considerably more than GCSE level learning.

You will develop the ability to construct and present mathematical arguments using data such as diagrams, graphics and precise statements. This will also enhance your problem-solving and analytical skills.

Throughout the course, you will study a total of 22 units.

A Level Pathways

If you are interested in proceeding with A Levels then then you have 4 different pathways that you can choose from. With each pathway you must choose 3 A Levels. Other combinations are available.

 

Pathway 1 – Health and Care

  • Biology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

or

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • ODP

 

Pathway 2 – Science and Technology

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Computer science

or

  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Vet Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • ICT

 

Pathway 3 – Business and Law

  • Business
  • Law
  • Government and Politics
  • Maths
  • Economics

or

  • Business and management
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Accounting

 

Pathway 4 – Humanities & Social Science

  • Sociology B
  • Psychology
  • History
  • English Lang/Lit

or

  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Counselling
  • Peace Studies
  • Politics

What you'll study

You will study the following units:

  • OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • OT2: Mathematical problem solving
  • OT3: Mathematical modelling
  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments.
  • You will study the following units:

    • OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof
    • OT2: Mathematical problem solving
    • OT3: Mathematical modelling
    • Proof
    • Algebra and functions
    • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
    • Sequences and series
    • Trigonometry
    • Exponentials and logarithms
    • Differentiation
    • Numerical methods
    • Vectors
    • Statistical sampling
    • Data presentation and interpretation
    • Probability
    • Statistical distributions
    • Statistical hypothesis testing
    • Quantities and units in mechanics
    • Kinematics
    • Forces and Newton’s laws
    • Moments.

Assessment

Your progress will be assessed throughput the course using internal methods.

All formal assessments are at the end of the two year course.

There are three exams:

Paper 1:

Written exam: two hours (100 marks, 33⅓ % of A level).

Paper 2:

Written exam: two hours (100 marks, 33⅓ % of A level).

Paper 3:

Written exam: two hours (100 marks, 33⅓ % of A level).

All papers are a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths
Grade 6

For learners wishing to enrol on one of the A Levels in September 2021 there is a minimum entry criteria of 5.6 based on an Average Points Score across a learners GCSE results.  A Calculation is made based on all GCSEs taken against grades per subject to confirm the final score.  For example if you sat 8 GSCEs and received a grade 5 for each subject then your overall APS would be 5.67.  For more information please contact the admissions team.

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

2019/20: £1,049

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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