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Why should I take Mathematics A Level?

  • because you enjoy maths
  • it looks great on your UCAS applications
  • it is an opportunity to challenge yourself academically


Which exam board will I follow?

We use Edexcel at HLSF.  All exam boards now have to cover the same content for A Level.


Will A level Mathematics help me with my other subjects?

Yes, there are many transferable skills that you will use in other subjects.

Your mathematical knowledge will be useful for Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Psychology, Geography, Economics and Business Studies. The problem solving skills you will develop by studying A Level Maths will be useful for the rest of your life.



There are lots of exciting and practical uses of Mathematics in the modern world. This course will help shed some light on them. If you enjoyed solving problems at GCSE and want to be challenged further, studying A-level Mathematics will offer you a rewarding experience. It will help train your mind in clear and logical thought and allow you to develop your reasoning abilities. Whilst worth studying in its own right, A-level Mathematics also provides excellent support for the physical and social sciences.

Exam Board:

EdExcel A-level Maths (9MA0)


3 papers at the end of Year 13 worth 33% each covering:-
Pure mathematics ( 2 papers)
Mechanics & Statistics (1 paper)

Course Details:

Pure Mathematics includes:-

  • Algebra and functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Further Calculus
  • Vectors
  • Numerical methods
  • Proof
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series


  • Mathematical models in probability and statistics
  • Representation and summary of data
  • Probability
  • Correlation and regression
  • Discrete random variables
  • The Normal Distribution


  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments
  • Reaction Forces
  • Non-Uniform acceleration

Other Learning Opportunities:

  • Supporting KS3/4 students in Mathematics lessons
  • Take part in the UKMT Maths Challenge
  • Being a member of the Maths Society
  • Use of graphing software
  • Learning new functions on your calculator

Where next with this course?

A-level Mathematics is a much sought after qualification which is essential for further study of the subject and is often a requirement for degree courses in Physics, Economics, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy, Psychology and Computing.

A degree in Mathematics could lead to opportunities in Actuarial Work, Investment Banking, Accountancy and Computing.

Click on the link below for a copy of the course details.