Mathematics A-level


Start:
September
Duration:
2 years
Location:
South Sefton Campus
Level:
3

Course Details

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.

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.

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE Maths. .

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.

AQA Mathematics A-level (7357)
  • 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
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

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.

University Guarantee

Every Hugh Baird College student who successfuly achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.