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A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Why study A-Level Mathematics at KS5?

A-Level Mathematics is the fastest growing subject at A-Level and beyond.

It offers students with good understanding of Maths the chance to study it at a higher level. It also provides thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-Level Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical areas.

Our entry level to study A-Level Matehmatics is a minimum of a Level 7. This ensures all students have the necessary skills to cope with the demands of the course.

Why study A-Level Further Mathematics as well?

Further Mathematics is a qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A-Level Mathematics.

It is designed to be learnt alongside A-Level Mathematics over a two year course. Students taking Futher Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience. For someone who enjoys Maths, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. It also enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market.

We recommend that the Further Mathematics A-Level is taken as a fourth subject in order to allow for maximum flexibility later in the course.

Specification of A-Level Mathematics

The full Maths A-Level is made up of three parts:

  • Pure, which provides the techniques in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus that forms the fundemental building blocks of the subject.
  • Statistics, which is the study of probability, data handling, probability distribution, estimation, correlation and regression and testing hypothesis.
  • Mechanics, which is the study of forces, energy, motion, kinematics projectiles, mathematical modelling, moments, collisions and stability.

What degrees can A-Level Mathematics lead to?

A-Level Maths provides a foundation for further studies in a variety of subjects such as computing, computing science, philosophy, psychology, management, medicine and all engineering and science degrees.

What careers can Maths lead to?

Finance and banking, natural and life sciences, art and design, business consultancy and operational research, engineering, actuary and insurance, IT and computers, Medicine and Health and Education.

Find out more about A Level Mathematics at Hatcham College

All prospective students are invited and encouraged to attend our Open Days/Evening where members of the Mathematics department will be on hand to give you more information and answer any questions about the course.