Maths (A Level)


Introduction to Course

Students follow the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE (A-Level) course. Mathematics underpins everything we do in modern society. It develops problem solving, reasoning and analytical skills, which lead into applications in the scientific, mechanical and financial worlds. Students that study this course will understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study. They will be extending their range of mathematical skills and techniques to understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected. Students will then apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general.

Exam Board/Specification

AQA Mathematics 7357


Curriculum Map

  • Pure Mathematics: Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, calculus, numerical methods for solving equations and vectors
  • Statistics: Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and statistical hypothesis testing
  • Mechanics: Quantities and units, kinematics, forces, Newton’s laws and moments


  • All exam papers are 2 hours each and all require the use of a scientific calculator

Progression Routes

Gaining an A Level qualification in Mathematics will support progression through many different routes – finance, engineering and science are just some that are popular.