# KS5

### Mathematics (A Level)* *

**Curriculum Overview**

AS Mathematics - Pure and Applied Modules (exam at end of year)

A Level Mathematics –Pure and Applied Modules (linear exam for the 2 year course)

**What type of student succeeds at Maths A Level?**

Maths is a demanding A Level. It requires resilience and a willingness to work through problems independently. A love of numbers and a sense of enjoyment from completing difficult problems is also necessary.

**Subject requirements at GCSE**

A minimum of a Grade 7 at Maths GCSE is required in order to study Maths at A Level. In addition, all students must sit an entrance exam based on holiday homework. The course requires a strong understanding of Grade A and A* work right from the outset.

**Complementary subjects**

Maths is well paired with any of the science or social science subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, and Business.

**Homework**

Students receive homework every single day. Maths is best learned through constant practice and repetition and students get plenty of opportunity to do so. Exam packs are produced containing every single past paper question so students will never run out of practice questions.

**Future Directions**

*Which university courses require Maths A Level?*

Maths degrees require Maths A Level and often Further Maths. Engineering, Economics, and Computer Science degrees often ask for Maths too.

*Which university courses look favourably on Maths A Level?*

Maths A Level is favourable for any degree which requires logical thought.

*What are the entry requirements to study Maths at university?*

Maths entry requirements are high. Anywhere between BBB and A*A*A.

Some universities require additional exams (STEP/MAT)

*Which careers could Maths A Level lead to?*

Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Teaching Maths, Computer Engineering, Researching.

### Further Mathematics (A Level)

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**Curriculum Overview**

AS Level Further Mathematics - (exam at the end of the year)

A Level Further Mathematics – Pure and Applied Modules (linear exam for the 2 year course)

**What type of student succeeds at Further Maths A Level?**

Further Maths is a demanding A Level. Students must have a love of the subject and enjoy working with both concrete and abstract problems.

**Subject requirements at GCSE**

A minimum of a Grade 8 at Maths GCSE is required in order to study Further Maths at A Level. Most students have an A*. In addition, all students must sit an entrance exam based on holiday homework.

**Complementary subjects**

Further Maths has to be paired with Mathematics A Level. It goes well with any of the sciences, particularly Physics.

**Homework**

Students receive homework every single day. Maths is best learned through constant practice and repetition and students get plenty of opportunity to do so. Exam packs are produced containing every single past paper question so students will never run out of practice questions.

**Student View**

*“I’m glad I chose Further Maths at A Level. It fits really well with Physics, which I have also chosen to study. I want to study Physics or Engineering at a Russell Group university so Further Maths should give me a real advantage!”*

**Future Directions**

*Which university courses require Further Maths A Level?*

Maths degrees at the very best universities often require Further Maths.

*Which university courses look favourably on Further Maths A Level?*

It is advantageous to have Further Maths when applying for Maths related courses at Russell Group universities. This includes Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science.

*What are the entry requirements to study Maths at university?*

Maths entry requirements are high. Anywhere between BBB and A*A*A.

Some universities require additional exams (STEP/MAT)

*Which careers could Further Maths A Level lead to?*

Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Teaching Maths, Computer Engineering, Research.