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Mathematics A Level

Mathematics A Level gives you the foundations you need for a wide range of university courses and is a prerequisite for many high-earning careers.

Maths is all around us, and you can be sure that the skills you will learn here will help you succeed in all STEM careers, even if you’re not quite sure what industry you’d like to work in just yet!

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A Level Mathematics separates Mathematics into three strands: Pure, Mechanics and Statistics. It provides the opportunity to develop skills in problem-solving, logic and statistics, unlocking the key skills you will need to progress to degree courses.


Core Maths is equivalent to an AS level, which develops skills in statistics and data – all transferable skills you’ll be able to use anywhere!


A Level 

The course is assessed by three examination papers sat at the end of Year 13.


Each paper is a two-hour written examination worth 100 marks.


  • Paper 1 and Paper 2: Assess Pure Mathematics topics.

  •  Paper 3: Assesses Statistics and Mechanics.

  •  Section A: Statistics 

How will I be assessed?

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Core Maths builds predominantly on GCSE content, with 20% above GCSE.


The course is assessed by two examination papers, both of which are sat at the end of Year 13. Each paper is 1 hour and 40 minutes long and covers the four content areas, applying them to contextualised scenarios.


The four content areas are the application of statistics, probability, linear programming and sequences and growth.


  • Paper 1: 40% of the qualification and is based on a source booklet, which is accessible prior to the exam.  

  • Paper 2: 60% of the qualifications and is separated into two sections. The first section refers to the source booklet and themes from paper 1 and the second section contains three tacks examining a different theme.  

 Calculators may be used in all of the A Level and Core assessments!

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If you have any questions or would like more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're here to help you #GetaHEaD and begin your journey in Maths! 

What are the entry requirements?

A grade 6 GCSE Maths for entry to an A Level Mathematics course.


GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or higher is usually required for progression onto studying for an advanced (Level 3) Maths qualification, such as Core Maths.  


The sky’s the limit – though it will all mostly depend on what your passions are!

Where will this take me?

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