Mathematics A-level

2 years

Course Details

Maths is everywhere. Maths is involved in almost everything you do.

You can combine your study of A-level Maths with a huge number of varied combinations of subjects.

Maths A-level is very much about solving problems and this is one of the reasons it is so helpful academically and so sought after by employers.

You will study a range of topics from Pure Maths including Proof, Algebra, Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors.

In addition, one third of the course consists of a combination of Statistics and Mechanics.

You will need a minimum or five GCSEs, including Grade 5 in English Language together with four other subjects at Grade 4 or above (one of the four subjects must include Maths).

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
  • It would benefit you greatly to take a Science with Mathematics such as Biology or Chemistry, or especially Physics or Computer Science. 

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

AQA Mathematics A-level (7357)
  • Examination – Paper 1 (Pure Maths)
  • (33.3%) 2 hours
  • Examination – Paper 2 (Pure Maths & Mechanics)
  • (33.3%) 2 hours
  • Examination – Paper 3 (Pure Maths & Statistics)
  • (33.3%) 2 hours
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

A-level Maths is a facilitating subject which means that it is one of the most useful for entry to a wide range of university degree courses. It is essential for students wishing to study Physics, Engineering and Chemistry, and, of course, Maths at degree level.

University Guarantee

Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.