Studying Mathematics



Maths is an exciting and challenging subject, aiming to develop your understanding of maths and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. You will extend your maths skills and techniques and be able to recognise how a real-life situation may be represented mathematically.

Entry Requirements

Maths: You will need GCSE Maths at least grade 6 or B.


Learning & Assessment

Modules / Topics

Pure Mathematics Content

  • Topic 1 – Proof
  • Topic 2 – Algebra and functions
  • Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Topic 4 – Sequences and series
  • Topic 5 – Trigonometry
  • Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms
  • Topic 7 – Differentiation
  • Topic 8 – Integration
  • Topic 9 – Numerical methods
  • Topic 10 – Vectors


Applied Mathematics:


  • Topic 1 – Statistical sampling
  • Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation
  • Topic 3 – Probability
  • Topic 4 – Statistical distributions
  • Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing


  • Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Topic 7 – Kinematics
  • Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Topic 9 – Moments

Trips / Visits / Enrichment

We encourage our mathematics students to take part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge (Individual and Team).


Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

Each paper is a 2-hour written examination worth 33.33% of the qualification

CGP Head start to A – Level Maths

Edexcel AS and A Level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year1/AS Textbook

Maths graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment. Mathematicians enter a very wide range of career areas ranging from aerospace and defence to finance. Studying Maths provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning. Maths is highly regarded within higher education and is frequently considered as a ‘required subject’ for entry onto certain degree courses. Previous students have gone on to study a variety of subjects ranging from economics to medicine.

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