For A level mathematics, students study pure maths, mechanics and statistics. The pure maths element of the course covers algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry and calculus. The course allows students to master these skills to a high degree while extending your knowledge considerably. Some parts of the course will take you into areas of study of which you will have little experience and so is often quite challenging, but highly rewarding. The mechanics elements of the course allows you to study the mathematics of moving bodies, allowing us to model real world problems in moving bodies, gravity, forces, friction and moments. In the statistics element of the course you will study how probability and probability distributions theory can be applied to hypothesis testing. You will also study how data can be represented in diagrams and how correlation can be used to find relationships. Students who gained a grade 6, or above, at GCSE usually cope well with this course. Students with a grade 5 should be advised that they could find the course difficult and we recommend that they consult Rawlins Maths Deprtment on 01509 622 800 extn 236 about their suitability for the course.
Assessed by 3 papers, each 2 hours, equally weighted Paper 1: Pure maths Paper 2: Pure maths and mechanics Paper 3: Pure maths and statistics
Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements. You will need to have achieved at least Grade 6 or above at GCSE.
Mathematical skills and mathematical thinking are widely used by careers in areas such as Industry, Engineering, Commerce, Accountancy, Banking and Insurance, Public service and Education.