What are the entry requirements?

A Grade 7 at GCSE in Mathematics is essential. 

If you have a Grade 6 at GCSE and want to study A level Mathematics, you will be advised on an individual basis.


What does the course involve?

We follow the Edexcel specification.

Component 1: Applied Mathematics

  • Students will work on a combination of Statistics and Mechanics over the two year course.
  • Statistics will require students to be able to apply their acquired skills to a large data set to summarise the information in a practical and useful way.
  • Mechanics will look at solving problems related to movement , mass and distance. There are some similarities to what will be studied in physics.

Component 2: Pure Mathematics

  • Over the two year course students will develop their algebraic skills and meet new areas such as calculus. Mathematics will develop into a strong problem solving tool which will develop transferable thinking skills which are useful across many subjects
  • There will be two final papers to test the pure mathematics.

Good Mathematics is not about how many answers you know... It’s about how you behave when you don’t know.

What can the course lead to?

Students who study mathematics find it a rewarding and enjoyable subject. It helps to develop a series of skills which are transferable to most occasions in everyday life and helps you to logically think through how to tackle problems with the evidence and skills you have available. Most degree courses require a higher than GCSE standard of maths and those who study mathematics at degree level are highly employable with a good prospect of higher wages.