# Maths A-Level

**Entry Requirements**

Higher level entry at GCSE

GCSE Mathematics Grade B or above.

**Aims of the Course**

The AS/A2 Mathematics specification aims to encourage candidates to:

- Develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment
- Develop abilities to reason logically and to recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs
- Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult unstructured problems
- Develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected
- Recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between 'real world' problems and standard and other mathematical models, and how these can be refined and improved
- Use mathematics as an effective means of communication
- Read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics
- Acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, to recognise when such use may be inappropriate and to be aware of limitations

**Who Should Study This Course?**

This course is very demanding and requires a high level of understanding at GCSE level. Students who undertake this course are usually those who wish to study mathematics or sciences at University level.

**Why Should I study This Course?**

Success in Mathematics indicates an individual’s ability to:

- Solve problems
- Develop sound reasoning skills
- Develop an analytical mind
- Think laterally
- Develop higher level thinking skills
- Be organised and keep to schedules

For most Maths students it is their main subject or supports a Science. Others study Maths because it is a very different academic subject.