A-Level Mathematics

Mathematics aims to develop the students’ understanding of mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. It aims to extend their range of skills and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems.

Subject content

In A-level Mathematics you will study for papers in Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.

Pure Mathematics

Will include topics on proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, vectors and numerical methods.


Will include topics on statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing


Will include topics on quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws and moments.

Learning methods

You will learn through direct teaching, discussion, independent work and group work.


Assessment is by 3 written examinations at the end of Year 13. Two of these focus on the Pure Mathematics content and the third one both Statistics and Mechanics. All questions must be answered and calculators are permitted in all 3 examinations.


Sixth Form entry requirements and grade 6 or above in GCSE Maths.

Where can it lead?

Mathematics is a versatile A-level choice and is highly regarded by Higher Education establishments. Mathematics is a key component of many degree courses, including computer science, engineering, natural sciences, economics, medicine, geography, architecture and of course, mathematics itself. Graduates go on to have a wide range of careers in any job where logical thought and problem solving are required such as business, accountancy or computing