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Mathematics, GCE A Level

  • 3

    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


You will acquire skills that are in high demand from employers and universities. You will develop skills such as team working, resilience, effective communication of complex ideas and the ability to use your own initiative.

The topics you will cover during this course are:

Pure mathematics: Proof, algebra, functions, graphs, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, calculus, numerical methods and vectors.

Statistics: Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, probability distributions and statistical hypothesis testing.

Mechanics: Models and quantities, kinematics in one dimension, kinematics in two dimensions, projectiles, forces, Newton’s laws of motion and rigid bodies.

You will have the opportunity to attend trips to inspire you and to enhance your passion for the subject. The Maths Inspiration trip to Cambridge allows you to see the wider applications of the subject. We also attend a Mathematical symposium in Norwich where you get the opportunity to be inspired by outstanding external speakers.

If you achieve good grades in GCSE Maths, you should consider taking mathematics further. Some students may be required to take on a bridging course on algebra prior to be accepted on the course.

Why Our College?

A wide range of subjects

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Student progression

100% of our students progress to university, employment, apprenticeships, of gap years

Excellent results

Our students do consistently well on their A Level courses, with pass rates consistently in the high 90s

Entry Requirements

3 A Level Programme

Minimum of 2 6/B grades and 3 4/C grades at GCSE. Vocational subjects cannot replace GCSEs for entry to an A Level programme.

You must also study English Language and/or Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved a minimum of grade 4/C in these subjects.

4 A Level / A+ Programme

This programme is only available to students who achieve a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 8/A* plus 5 at grade 7/A and a minimum of grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 6/B in GCSE Maths.


You will be assessed by three written exam papers at the end of the course that cover the following topics: pure mathematics and mechanics, pure mathematics and statistics and pure mathematics and comprehension.


The transferable skills of logical thinking, problem solving and analysis that you will develop during this course are always in high demand. This will allow you to progress on to further mathematical study or enter employment in a variety of fields including banking, insurance, architecture, economics, medicine and law.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop.