A Level Mathematics (57881)

What topics are covered by the course?

A Level Maths is divided into two areas; Core and Applied. Core Maths builds upon your knowledge from GCSE in topics such as Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, and Trigonometry. It also introduces many new areas such as Calculus (Differentiation and Integration), and Series. Applied Maths is all about Maths in the real world, which includes Mechanics and Statistics. Some of the topics covered include Newton’s Second Law, Kinematics, Linear Regression, and Probability. All of these areas combine to make up A Level Mathematics.

There is also the option for exceptional mathematicians to study Further Maths, which is also divided into Core and Applied. Core Further Maths includes topics on Complex Numbers and Matrices, while the Applied section introduces Decision Maths, a relatively new area of Maths concerning Algorithms and Processes. (Note that Further Maths will only run subject to sufficient numbers).

How you will learn
You will be taught in groups by a combination of lectures, classes and workshops for 4 and a half hours per week for both Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

You will be set weekly homework and it is cruicial to keep up to date with this.

Who should attend?

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at A* - C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language at grade 4 and Maths at least at grade 6.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

You can go on to Higher Education to study degrees in maths, statistics, physics, astronomy, engineering and computer science. Many other degrees, including medicine, architecture and social sciences, have a certain amount of mathematical or statistical content and your Maths A Level will be of great assistance to you.

Maths is regarded as a 'facilitating subject' which will increase your chance of progresion to a Russell Group University.

Career opportunities

Maths has wide applications in industry, business, finance, science, technology and many others. Maths qualifications can help you towards a future career in these areas. There is currently a national shortage of qualified mathematicians.

How will I be assessed?

A Level exam will be at the end of 2 years and will form your entire grade. There will be two 2-hour exams and 1 exam lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes on the whole of the course content (AS and A2); 2 Core exams and 1 Applied.

Standard Information
Venue Wakefield City Campus,
Programme Level Level 3
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date September
Day/Evening Day
Awarding Body Edexcel

Guide Price: Please contact us for details

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Maths Skills »
Duration: 2 years
Qualification: AS/A Level

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This course is conducted at:

  • Wakefield City Campus

    Wakefield City Campus

    Wakefield City Campus
    Margaret Street

    WF1 2DH