A Level Mathematics
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two 5/Bs and three 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in English Language. Maths at grade 5/B or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

It is vital that we are able to understand mathematical ideas before we can start to apply them in the real world. A Level Mathematics will help you to do this. At A Level, Mathematics is far more algebraic than at GCSE so you will need a firm understanding of GCSE Algebra. There is also more emphasis on problem solving and proofs.

What will I learn?

You will study a combination of pure Mathematics, statistics and mechanics. Students are encouraged to seek help when needed, and this can be done via workshops, one-to-one meetings in the Mathematics office and online via Moodle. We also run a stretch and challenge workshop for those who wish to extend their learning, where you will be able to take part in activities that prepare you for the Mathematics Team Challenge and work towards additional Mathematics qualifications, which may be required for University.

Due to the increased requirement to use technology within the new specification, students will be required to purchase a graphical calculator. You will be advised on make and model.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Progression and Careers

A degree in Mathematics can lead to careers in medicine, engineering, statistics, operational research, accountancy, actuarial work, business management, insurance and teaching. If you are seriously interested in Mathematics at university, we would recommend that you also study Further Mathematics.

Former students have gone on to study at the University of Oxford, University of Warwick, King’s College London, the University of Leeds, University College London (UCL), Keele University, the University of York, the University of Manchester and Loughborough University, reading Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Theoretical Physics and Economics.

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