Maths A Level
About the course
Build on what you know from GCSE Maths with this intensive senior-level course in Maths, which focuses on the practical and supportive use of Maths in the context of many possible careers - including Physics, Engineering and Data Analysis.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
- Grade 7 or above in Higher Level GCSE Maths
- If you have GCSE Maths at grades 4-6 you will need to pass a maths test before enrolling
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
In your first year, you will study algebra, differential calculus (dealing with rates of change), sequences and series, wave functions (trigonometry) and coordinate geometry. You also study statistics, which looks at data collection, graphical representation of data, probability and statistical models to interpret data.
In your second year, you will build on the foundations of what you've learned and study numerical methods, infinite binomial series, trigonometric functions and differential equations. You also study one unit of applied mathematics: either statistical modelling (S2) which is important for science and economics, mechanics (M1) which is useful for engineering and physics, or decision mathematics (D1) which links with computer algorithm design.
Assessment is by written exam at the end of each year. Successful completion of the first year gains you an AS Level in Maths. Successful completion of the second gains you an A Level in Maths.
Maths is one of the core subjects in the curriculum and is highly prized by all employers and Higher Level institutions. Depending on which option unit you study, you can take what you've learned into a Higher Level Course in Science or Economics, in Engineering or Physics, or Computer Programming.
I would really encourage other students to come here as there are so many opportunities to take if you want them
Sheikh Abeed Rahman
Studied: A Levels in Economics, Maths and Sociology
Destination: KPMG gap year programme and then a degree in Economics at Exeter University
After completing his A Levels, Sheikh Abeed Rahman has been on a renowned work experience programme with one of Europe’s largest integrated accounting firms, KPMG.
The Sixth Form College’s Careers Service sourced the opportunity for Abeed before he goes to Exeter University to study Economics.
He said: “Studying Economics at City and Islington College made me certain that I wanted to pursue a career in that field. My teachers really encouraged me and I enjoyed attending their lessons.
“The College has such a diverse range of students and extremely helpful teachers. I particularly enjoyed the fact that I was allowed to be independent and was treated as an adult rather than a child. I would really encourage other students to come here as there are so many opportunities to take if you want them.”
During his time at the Sixth Form College, Abeed was also awarded a place on the renowned Herbert Smith Freehills Networked scholarship scheme, which will help to support his studies financially and professionally over the next five years.
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A Level entry requirements
Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.
Sixth Form College
Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.