# MATHS

## Welcome to Maths

A-level Maths relies heavily on a sound understanding of GCSE Mathematics, in particular algebraic topics. This is then developed very quickly and used to introduce other areas of mathematical study, including sequencing and series, cubic and higher order polynomial equations, calculus, coordinate geometry as well as graphs and functions.

In addition, students will also study Mechanics and Statistics. Both of these areas apply the core content, and look at mathematical modelling within contextual scenarios. In Mechanics, students will study motion of particles, dynamics, and kinematics. Within Statistics, students will study statistical modelling, the Normal Distribution, probability and representation as well as analysis of statistical information, including large data sets.

## Assessment

The Maths A-level is comprised of three written examinations.

**Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1**

This is a written exam, comprised of 100 marks, lasting for 2 hours. This exam is worth 33.3% of the course certification.**Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 & Statistics**

This is a written exam, comprised of 100 marks (50 marks in each section), lasting for 2 hours. This exam is worth 33.3% of the course certification.**Paper 3: Pure Mathematics 3 & Mechanics**

This is a written exam, comprised of 100 marks (50 marks in each section), lasting for 2 hours. This exam is worth 33.3% of the course certification.

## Career & Progression Opportunities

Students with qualifications in mathematics are highly sought after for both university courses and professional careers, including academic research, accountancy, aerospace & defence, automotive, biosciences, chemicals, construction, consultancies, education, environment, geophysics, financial services, government, healthcare, IT & Computing, media, operational research, recruitment and so on. Mathematics is a path that opens nearly every door, because it is a fundamental life skill.

## Entry Requirements

If you’d like to study Maths, you will need at least a Grade 7 in GCSE Maths. You will also need 4 other GCSE qualifications at Grade 5 or above.

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