Mathematics A Level

Overview

At A Level students will study both Pure and Applied Mathematics.  Pure Mathematics develops the ideas introduced at GCSE, such as Algebra, Graphs and Trigonometry.  The Applied Mathematics content is drawn from Statistics and Mechanics.  Studying Mathematics gives students techniques for understanding and solving problems and it encourages the development of a logical and enquiring mind.

What goes well with this course?

Mathematics goes well with every subject and it is probably the most marketable A Level in terms of acceptability. There are good economic reasons for studying Mathematics and it is difficult to think of any further education course or career where it would not be welcomed in combination with other subjects.

Progression

A Level Mathematics is welcomed as a qualification for a variety of Higher Education courses.

A Mathematics qualification is vital for some subjects, such as Engineering and Physics, and useful for others, such as Biochemistry and Economics. Students aiming for a Mathematics, Engineering or Physics degree should also consider taking taking Further Mathematics A Level.

Many Mathematics graduates work in Accountancy, Computing, Engineering, Management or Teaching.

Course Content

This course covers:

  • Year 1: students study Pure Mathematics, Mechancics and Statistics.  
  • Year 2: these topics are developed further.

Pure Mathematics develops the ideas introduced at GCSE such as: Algebra, Graphs, and Trigonometry. Mechanics is the study of moving objects. Statistics is the study of data.

In preparation for the first year of this course, please take a look at our Starting with Confidence leaflet, which will give you a head start when you begin the course in September.

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

Mathematics A Level students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course-related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

  • taking part in the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge. 
  • a visit to the Mathematics Inspiration Lectures

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s:

Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.

Assessment

There is no coursework, this subject is 100% exam.

The exam board for this A Level is Edexcel.

Entry Requirements

All students need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme. 

In addition, students should meet the following minimum GCSE requirement:  

  • Grade 6 in Maths.  

Students must be competent in manipulating algebraic equations and should enjoy interpreting graphs.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students from non-partner schools must return their forms directly to Reigate College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according the College's Admissions Policy.

Students from partner schools (Reigate, Warwick, de Stafford and Oakwood) should return their completed Partner Schools Application Form to their school. 

The initial cut-off date for applications for entry September 2018 is 1st November 2017. A student's chances of obtaining a place are higher, the earlier the application is made. Students who apply after 1st November 2017 will be placed on a waiting list.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the Mathematics A Level information leaflet.

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