The course covers pure mathematics which extends algebra, trigonometry and transformations covered at GCSE. New topics such as logarithms, differentiation and integration are included. Applications of mathematics to model situations and to solve problems in a variety of contexts are learnt in the statistics and mechanics part of the course.

Specific requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs, 2 B grades and 3 C grades, including English.
  • Grade 7 or A preferred. Students with grade 6 or B may be considered according to their GCSE profile.
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What will I study?

Awarding Body:

  • Edexcel or AQA


  • Examination - 100%
    • 3 x 2 hour exams

Course Content:

Year One

  • Pure maths topics such as coordinate geometry, algebra, differentiation and integration.
  • Applied maths topics such as probability, data interpretation, kinematics and forces.

Year Two

  • Extension of pure maths and applied maths topics.

Where does it lead?

Mathematics is a subject which can be studied in order to develop high levels of numeric and problem solving skills. Studying mathematics opens up a wide range of career paths. Students with a mathematics A level often go to work in areas such as engineering, architecture, accounting, business, pharmacy, statistics, medicine and dentistry.

This is a very valuable option for students considering degrees in Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Engineering or Economics.



“I studied Economics with Maths, Further Maths and History at Cadbury College, achieving grades A*AAA. I am now studying a degree in Economics at The University of Bristol.”

Calum Wallace