A level Mathematics is a highly valued and useful course, which is suited to students who enjoy problem-solving, algebra and numeracy. This course extends your knowledge from GCSE Mathematics through exploring many fascinating areas of pure and applied mathematics.
In the first year you will start by studying the foundation topics, building on GCSE Mathematics, such as surds, straight lines and quadratics. You will then move on to pure topics such as calculus and logarithms, statistics topics such as numerical measures and hypothesis testing, and mechanics topics such as kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
In the second year you will further your understanding of pure topics met in the first year, such as trigonometry and calculus, and will study new ones such as sequences and numerical methods. You will also extend your understanding of statistical distributions and more realistic contexts in mechanics through consideration of friction and moments.
Over the two years you will greatly develop your problem-solving skills in a variety of pure and applied contexts.
What do I need to study A Level Mathematics?
At least 6, preferably at least 7, at GCSE Mathematics
A real interest and enjoyment in the study of Mathematics
Things to know….
At the end of this two-year course you will have three external examinations to give you your A level grade.
During the course you will have plenty of practice tests and mock examinations to ensure you are fully prepared for the final examinations.
Extra help is available from teachers and fellow students in drop-in sessions.
Loreto Sixth Form College
Chichester Road South