A Level Mathematics

About the course

This Level 3 Award, to be completed during Years 12 and 13, builds on knowledge gained in GCSE Mathematics. In your first year of study, you will develop an understanding of topics in pure mathematics, providing the building blocks for all the other modules and branches of maths. The second year will see you build on these pure mathematics topics, covering higher level trigonometry and calculus. You will also continue to extend your understanding of the applications of mathematics in the fields of mechanics and statistics. This course can be studied alongside other A Levels and/or BTEC qualifications.

Overview of units

Pure Mathematics:

  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Sequences
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration


  • Kinematics
  • Forces
  • Newton’s Laws


  • Statistical Distributions
  • Hypothesis Testing

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of a GCSE in Mathematics at grade 9–6 to apply for this A Level course.


The course will be assessed through examinations and it takes two years to complete the full A Level qualification.

Where you can go next

A Level Mathematics is highly valued by employers in a broad spectrum of industries as evidence of your ability to solve problems and learn new skills. Some of our students go on to study University courses with a large mathematical element, such as engineering, finance, mathematics or computing. Many of our students choose to apply for apprenticeships and secure some of the best positions available in the area.

Information from the examination body

Full details of this course can be found at the Pearson website.

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