Mathematics

Specific Entry Requirements Grade B in GCSE Maths

Specific Skills Required Success in Maths requires good algebra skills, determination when solving problems and commitment. Above all you must enjoy doing Maths.

Why study Mathematics? Maths is everywhere. Maths is involved in almost everything you do. You can combine Your study of A level Maths with a huge number of varied combinations of subjects. Maths A level is very much about solving problems and this is one of the reasons it is so helpful academically and so sought after by employers.

What will I study?

  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Functions
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vectors
  • Decision Maths
  • Mechanics or Statistics

How will it be assessed? Three exams in each year (There is no coursework). Each exam is one and a half hours long and worth a sixth of the final A-level grade (or a third of the AS grade).

Where next? A level Maths is a facilitating subject which means that it is one of the most useful for entry to a wide range of university degree courses. It is essential for students wishing to study Physics, Engineering and Chemistry, and, of course, Maths at degree level.

SSC Experiences You will have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Individual Mathematical Challenge. In addition, a team of students from the Maths department competes in the Senior Mathematical Team Challenge which is held at the University of Liverpool each year.

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