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Mathematics A-level

Maths is everywhere. Maths is involved in almost everything you do.

You can combine your study of A-level Maths with a huge number of varied combinations of subjects.

Maths A-level is very much about solving problems and this is one of the reasons it is so helpful academically and so sought after by employers.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study a range of topics from Pure Maths including Proof, Algebra, Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors.

In addition, one third of the course consists of a combination of Statistics and Mechanics.

What are the entry requirements?

If you intend to study a programme of A-levels:

  • To study a programme of A-levels (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths if needed), you will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language (grade 4 or above).

If you intend to study a combination of A-levels and BTEC:

  • To study a combination of A-levels and BTEC Extended Certificate (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths or English if needed), you will need a minimum of four grades 9-4 at GCSE plus 1 BTEC equivalent. If you have studied a subject at GCSE/Level 2, you must get a grade at least at 9-4/Pass, if it is to be studied.

Additional entry requirements:

  • GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or above (if Maths is to be taken along with Chemistry or Biology or Physics). GCSE Mathematics grade 7 or above (if Maths is to be taken without taking Chemistry or Biology or Physics).
  • It would benefit you greatly to take a natural science with Mathematics such as Biology or Chemistry, but especially Physics.
  • Specific skills required - Success in Maths requires good algebra skills, determination when solving problems and commitment. Above all, you must enjoy doing Mathematics.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination – Paper 1 (Pure Maths)
    (33.3%) 2 hours
  • Examination – Paper 2 (Pure Maths & Mechanics)
    (33.3%) 2 hours
  • Examination – Paper 3 (Pure Maths & Statistics)
    (33.3%) 2 hours

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

A-level Maths is a facilitating subject which means that it is one of the most useful for entry to a wide range of university degree courses. It is essential for students wishing to study Physics, Engineering and Chemistry, and, of course, Maths at degree level.

What qualification will I gain?

AQS Mathematics A-level (7357).

Start date



2 years.

Where will I be based?

Sixth Form Centre, South Sefton Campus.

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Monday, 27 November 2017 10:57