A Level


  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body


  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Maths

Students enjoy its challenge, its clarity, and the satisfaction of solving problems. The Maths A level course gives students the essential tools required to study and understand abstract ideas in a wide range of contexts. ​

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades

    GCSE grade 7 in Mathematics.

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative M​aths Adjusted Admissions Score is 60.

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About the Course

The Mathematics A level consists of Pure Mathematics (2/3 of the course) and Applied Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics (1/6 each). In Pure Mathematics you will deepen your knowledge of some GCSE topics such as trigonometry and sequences, whilst branching out into new, unfamiliar areas such as logarithms, calculus and mathematical modelling.

You will use algebra and problem-solving in a wide range of abstract situations, honing your mathematical communication skills. On the Applied side, Mechanics will allow you to explore the mathematics behind Newtonian ideas of motion and forces. Statistics will enable you to analyse and interpret the real world through data and probability models. The final assessment consists of three 2-hour exams at the end of ​Year 13.

2023 Maths A level results


77% of our students achieved A* to A


92% of our students achieved A* to B 


100% of our students achieved A* to E

Course information

Mathematical skills are highly prized and an A level qualification in some form of Maths will be valuable when applying for university entry and will give you a very significant advantage in the job market.

Courses or careers that either require A level Maths or are strongly related include Economics, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy, Teaching, Psychology, Physics and Computing.

You will be introduced to concepts you have not encountered before and the introduction to new theorems and the background to them can be fascinating.

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Hear from our students

I really enjoy the satisfaction of understanding a difficult problem in maths and how different topics can be applied to concepts that you thought were unrelated.

Eloise, Year 12 student

It has been so interesting learning about how all of the different topics of Maths all link together. The teachers are really supportive and enthusiastic.

Rachel, Year 12 Student

Quick facts


1422 year 12 and 13 students take Mathmatics

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.