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and Sixth Form Centre

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A Level Mathematics is a rigorous and challenging area of study. You will build on the topics of algebra and geometry met at GCSE as well as being introduced to calculus and logarithms.

Awarding Organisation: AQA

Reformed / Linear A Level: Yes

More information: Mr W Trimby


Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 7+ in Mathematics, plus the standard Sixth Form entry requirements.



The course covers the following:

  • Proof
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Sequence and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and Logarithm
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical Methods
  • Vectors
  • Quantities and Units of Mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s Law
  • Moments
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Data Presentation and Interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical Distributions
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing



Three two hour papers to be taken at the end of Year 13.


Post 18 Opportunities

Students with a Mathematics qualification go on to study many courses at university from engineering, accountancy, and operational research to pure science and mathematics.


Destination of students in the last two years:

  • Nottingham University – Mathematics
  • Oxford Brookes University – Accounting
  • Swansea University – Mechanical Engineering



To support transition from GCSE to A Level Mathematics, students will complete a transition workbook after their GCSE exam and before the start of their first term in the sixth form. Further details will be provided at the taster days in the summer term.  There is also the possibility of a trip but further details will follow.