Maths A level

Course information

Our Mathematics A level course combines Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics for a flexible, multidisciplinary approach to the subject. It comprises eight modules: four in Pure Mathematics and two each in Mechanics and Statistics.

In Pure Mathematics, you’ll learn basic and advanced concepts in algebra, polynomials, trigonometry, exponential functions and logarithms, as well as establishing an understanding of vector geometry and parametric equations.

The Statistics modules cover statistical data, probability and binomial distribution, along with Poisson distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence limits.

Modules in Mechanics will introduce you to the mathematics of the physical world, including kinematics and forces, motions of a particle in two and three dimensions, Hooke’s Law and uniform circular motion.

 

The modules are designed to complement one another, building a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge while demonstrating the practical applications of mathematics in a variety of fields.

Whether you’re interested in pursuing maths academically or want to use it as a building block for a career in the sciences, engineering, computing or business, Mathematics A level will develop and enhance your understanding of this crucial subject.

The course includes 20 tutor-marked assignments, as well as two AS level practice papers and three A level practice papers.

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Examining board and exams

The Mathematics A level course has been developed to prepare you for the AQA Mathematics A level qualification. The specification numbers are:

  • AS level-7356
  • A level-7357

The AS level will be examined for the first time in Summer 2018 and the Full A level in Summer 2019.

The AS level component is assessed by two 90-minute exams, while the A level is assessed by three two-hour written exams.

Please note that the AS course may be separately examined and marks from the AS exam are no longer carried forward to the final A level grade. However, it is useful for students to have examination practice, and to assess the progress of their learning and ability.

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What can I do with a Mathematics A level?

Mathematics has been called the gate and the key to the sciences, but in fact it’s useful for even more than that. From architecture and design to business and programming, there’s a huge array of subjects and careers that can be enhanced with strong mathematical skills.

A Mathematics A level is required or strongly advised for many Higher Education courses in the sciences, particularly in physics, biology, engineering and computer science. Subjects like accountancy and finance, economics, statistics and business management will also strongly benefit from the course.

You may also wish to pursue a Higher Education qualification in one of the many branches of mathematics itself – from applied mathematics to numerical analysis. Due to its complementary nature in a wide range of subjects, maths is often taken as part of a combined-course degree, such as Chemistry and Mathematics.

Even if you’re not planning to pursue Higher Education, a Mathematics A level can mark you out to employers as someone who’s capable, bright and hardworking. It’s a useful foundation for careers in:

  • Computer programming
  • Data analysis
  • Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Administration
  • Energy

I enjoyed studying with Oxford Home Schooling, because it allowed me to work at my own pace and helped me get a step closer to my dream of going to medical university.

Weronika Senkowska, Maths and Statistics Grade A

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How much does it cost?

Our Mathematics A level course fee is £475 with a £95 deposit, payable in eight instalments of £47.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education. This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact, if required

When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.


Prerequisites

You are expected to have a knowledge of mathematics up to a good GCSE standard.

This means a grade B or above in 2017 and earlier or Grade 5 and above in 2018 or later.  In either case, it is expected that the student took the higher tier.

In particular, you should have a strong basic understanding of:

• Algebra
• Equations
• Factors
• Formulae
• Geometry

If you have other relevant qualifications or experience which you feel would allow you to start an A level mathematics course, please contact one of our student advisers on 0800 975 75 75.

 

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