A-level Mathematics

A-level Mathematics covers a wide range of topics that will extend your knowledge of algebra and trigonometry and introduce you to exciting new concepts such as differentiation and integration.

The new two year linear course includes Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics is an extremely useful and well respected subject. It is a facilitating subject that will allow you to take a wide range of degree courses at university.

Some choose Mathematics simply because they love the mathematical challenge it offers. There is a real beauty in Mathematics that will start to show itself the more you are exposed to it.

To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics is required.

3 exam papers, all taken with a calculator.
Paper 1 – Pure Mathematics
Paper 2 – Pure Mathematics and Statistics
Paper 3 – Pure Mathematics and Mechanics

All papers equally weighted and worth 33% each. However, since the Statistics and Mechanics represent only a half of papers 2 and 3, this means that overall, Pure Mathematics = 66%, Statistics = 17% and Mechanics = 17%.

According to the Russell Group, A-level Mathematics is an essential or useful A-level subject for the following careers and degree choices: Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Dentistry, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Science.

Maths is an interesting and challenging subject which is extremely rewarding when you start to understand what you’re doing. I would recommend taking Maths if you’re doing Sciences as it can help you get through the Maths parts.

I love the small class sizes at Cowley Sixth Form and the studious atmosphere here.

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