Course overview

Maths A Level City of Bristol College

Maths is a universal language that helps explain the world around us and is essential to many areas of science.

It may be studied with a view to higher education or a career as a mathematician, or as an important support for subjects such as physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. This course also develops skills and rigour of solving problems.

This course is an option within our business and law, science and creative A Level pathways.

  • Science Pathway course code: ALSCIENCE
  • Business and Law Pathway course code: ALBUS&LAW
  • Creative Pathway course code: ALCREATIVE

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Additional information

Who is this course for?

If you enjoy solving challenging puzzles, or like dealing with numerical patterns and logical or modelling problems, A Level Maths is likely to the subject for you. It is essential if you want to study Mathematics or many sciences at University, leading to varied career path options.

What you'll learn

Course modules include pure mathematics, which delves into topics such as algebra, curve sketching, sequences, vectors, and proof and introduces new ideas, particularly in calculus statistics and mechanics. Students will also study statistics, which explores ways of representing, processing and interpreting data, in addition to mechanics, which explores how objects move and are affected by forces such as gravity.

Course entry requirements

Grade 7 in Maths. 

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional, this will include attendance. This is to ensure that we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Applicants with 85% or below attendance will have been deemed not to have met this criteria.

All applicants are given an opportunity to discuss any evidence-based mitigating circumstances that may have affected the reference/school report.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed by two examinations.

Future career and study opportunities

This A Level provides excellent support to many subjects and careers, including ones in science, technology, engineering, economics and accountancy but also less obvious careers such as in animation, special effects and games programming.

Additional costs

This course is free to anyone aged 16-18. There is no formal list of additional costs. However, if you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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