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A-Level Mathematics

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Enhance your math­e­mat­i­cal knowl­edge and prob­lem solv­ing skills through chal­leng­ing and inter­est­ing top­ics such as alge­bra and trigonom­e­try. You will explore new top­ics such as cal­cu­lus, cir­cle the­o­ry, bino­mi­al expan­sions and how objects respond to the forces act­ing upon them.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will work on solv­ing prob­lems and will com­plete reg­u­lar mock exams for each top­ic. You will study in a vari­ety of ways. These will include: In class activ­i­ties, work­sheets, prac­tise exam ques­tions, tests, group work and inde­pen­dent study. You will be pro­vid­ed with top­ic book­lets which you will be expect­ed to com­plete both in and out­side of class. We also organ­ise indus­try vis­its that are rel­e­vant to your sub­jects and, where pos­si­ble, sub­ject spe­cif­ic conferences.

Entry Require­ments

The stan­dard require­ments for A Lev­els is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a min­i­mum for human­i­ties sub­jects and 6/B in maths for all sci­ence subjects.

Each A Lev­el had its own addi­tion­al entry require­ments, please see below:

Grade 6/6/B/B or above in Dou­ble Award Sci­ence or a grade 6/B in a sin­gle sci­ence and maths.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Dur­ing the two years of study, you will be reg­u­lar­ly assessed under test con­di­tions to prac­tise being able to under­stand and respond to the ques­tions asked in the cor­rect time allo­ca­tion so that you are ful­ly pre­pared for the final exams. There is an assess­ment cal­en­dar for A lev­els which includes timed assess­ment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feed­back gained from these assess­ments will help you to devel­op your skills, tar­get your revi­sion and where nec­es­sary enable us to pro­vide addi­tion­al support.

Addi­tion­al Information

Maths is an impor­tant sub­ject for many careers and a require­ment that sits along­side oth­er sub­jects for study at a high­er lev­el for exam­ple, com­put­ing, physics, sci­ences, medicine. 

You will study 3 A Lev­el sub­jects, plus tuto­r­i­al and career devel­op­ment ses­sions. Each sub­ject has 6 hours per week con­tact time, with approx­i­mate­ly 4 hours of inde­pen­dent study. 

Unfor­tu­nate­ly we can­not accept stu­dents who only want to study a sin­gle A Lev­el sub­ject due to fund­ing limitations.

Poten­tial Future Career

Exam­ple job roles:

  • Engi­neer
  • Mechan­i­cal Engineer
  • Accoun­tant
  • Busi­ness Executive
  • Teacher

Progress to degrees in:

  • Account­ing
  • Finance
  • Engi­neer­ing
  • Eco­nom­ics
  • Math­e­mat­ics

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Alge­bra
  • Trigonom­e­try
  • Cal­cu­lus
  • Dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion and Integration
  • Cir­cle Theorem
  • Geo­met­ric Series and Trigono­met­ric Identities
  • Sta­tis­tics
  • Numer­i­cal Methods
  • Log­a­rithms
  • Bino­mi­al Expansions
  • 3D Vec­tors
  • Mechan­ics


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I achieved A*, A*, A and secured a place at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham to study The­o­ret­i­cal Physics and work towards my PHD.

Thomas Vincent



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