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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

A-Level Mathematics

Course Details

Why choose maths? It all comes down to what maths is…

Just as languages provides building blocks and rules we need to communicate, maths uses its own language, made up of numbers, symbols and formulas, to explore the rules we need to measure or identify essential problems like distance, speed, time, space, change, force, and quantities.

Studying maths helps us to find patterns and structure in our lives. Practically, maths helps us put a price on things, create graphics, build websites, build skyscrapers, and generally understand how things work or predict how they might change over time and under different conditions.

All modules are compulsory for A-Level Maths. There is a mixture of Pure, Statistical and Mechanical content.

Modules Studied

All modules are compulsory for A-Level maths. There is a mixture of Pure, Statistical and Mechanical content.

The course is linear; 3 papers will be sat at the end of Year 13–2 Pure Papers and 1 Applied Paper (Mechanics and Statistics).

Pure Mathematics covers topics familiar from GCSE in more depth such as

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Number
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Exponentials
  • Series
  • Vectors
  • Proof

You will also cover statistics topics such as:

  • Probability
  • Normal Distribution
  • Data Analysis

What can I do after I have completed this course?

Mathematics is in demand the world over; a wide variety of study or employment options are open to a Mathematician, Mathematics can be combined with other subjects such as Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Maths is a highly sought-after A-Level by universities and employers alike. It is used in the financial sector, accountancy, information technology, business, aerospace engineering, pharmaceuticals, and research as well as the sciences.