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A-Level Mathematics

A-Level Mathematics

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Mathematics is a very successful and popular subject at A level.

Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences - Physics, Computing, Biology etc.

Mathematics is about pattern and structure; it is about logical analysis, deduction, calculation within these patterns and structures. When patterns are found, often in widely different areas of science and technology, the mathematics in these patterns can be used to explain and control natural happenings and situations.

Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives.

Courses Offered

A Level 9MA0 Mathematics (Edexcel)

Syllabus Breakdown

You will study a mixture of Pure and Applied modules across the two years. At the end of the two years you will enter for three exams, two covering the Pure content, and the Applied exam covering a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics.

Pure Modules - The Pure modules go beyond the basics of addition and subtraction into the worlds of algebra, coordinate geometry, calculus, trigonometry, mathematical modelling and more.

Statistics - This module offers an insight into measures of location and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability and the normal distribution.

Mechanics - this module offers topics such as vectors, collisions, kinematics and dynamics.

Minimum Entry Requirements

In addition to our general Sixth Form entry requirements of five good GCSEs at grade 4 or above, students will need to achieve a grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics, and to have been taught in one of the top two sets, or be exceptional from set 3.

Why Study Mathematics?

A Mathematics A Level can lead to any number of educational and career opportunities. It is a highly respected qualification and Maths A Level students and graduates are in high demand by employers.

Maths is required for many university courses such as Physics, Engineering and Economics.

David Willetts MP, when speaking as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills said:

“In terms of future jobs and career opportunities, A-Level Maths scores more highly than just about anything else.”

Wider Opportunities

Students are occasionally taken to mathematical lectures to hear inspiring speakers.

What Our Students Say:

“Teachers are great at teaching the course material indicated by the continuously high Mathematics results.”

“Maths lecture in London during my Year 12 was really interesting and confirmed what I want to study.”

“Maths is an extremely rewarding subject. It is fun to solve problems and understand how to answer a particular question. There are also extremely good teachers who take their time and motivate you to do your best and make it an interesting subject.”

“Maths at KTS has improved my skills and built on the knowledge I had from primary school all the way through to university.”

“Teachers will help you at any time – just go to the Maths office.”

“The department is the best in the school – the teachers are always willing to devote extra time and help to students.”

What Can I Do Next?

Mathematicians are employable in diverse industries such as the financial sector, transport modelling, and computing. A Mathematics A-Level will open the doors to many exciting careers but also to most degree courses.