Maths A-Level

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 6 GCSE in Maths

Who is it for?

Mathematics A Level is ideal for students who have enjoyed the subject at GCSE and have a real interest in studying it to higher level. Mathematics is one of the most broadly applicable subjects with links into Science, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, and computing, to name but a few.

Studying Mathematics to this level will develop problem solving and reasoning skills, making Mathematics one of the highly valued A Level subjects.

Course Structure

AS Level Mathematics – one year, 2/3 pure Mathematics, 1/3 Mechanics and Statistics.

A Level Mathematics – 2 years, 2/3 pure Mathematics, 1/3 Mechanics and Statistics.


AS Level Mathematics – 2 written papers, each of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

A Level Mathematics – 3 written papers, each of 2 hours.

University Pathways

A Level Mathematics is accepted for the vast majority of university courses and listed as essential for a significantnumber of courses.

Career Opportunities

Careers Service advice about A Level Mathematics is: “This is probably the most marketable A Level in terms of acceptability. It is difficult to think of any career where it would not be welcomed in combination with other subjects.”

Mathematics A Level is applicable to many careers including:

  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Computing
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Banking
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Retail Management
  • Architecture
  • Surveying
  • Cartography
  • Psychology
  • Teaching