Oldham Sixth Form College


Mathematics (A Level)

Mathematics (A Level)  

  •  Assessment
  • Year 1 & 2
    100% Exam
  • Exam board
  • Specific entry requirements
    Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.


What Will You Learn?

The Mathematics A Level covers three areas of study: pure, mechanics and statistics. All three are compulsory. Pure Mathematics continues on from your GCSE studies. Algebra, geometry and trigonometry are all covered along with a new topic: calculus. Statistics covers sampling, probability and hypothesis testing, along with the studying of a real-world large set of data. Mechanics covers motion with constant acceleration, the application of forces and friction.

Through studying A Level Mathematics, you will develop three key skills: problem solving, technical accuracy and the interpretation of mathematical models in the real world.


  • Pure Mathematics: Algebra, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, parametric equations, vectors, sequences and series, and modelling.
  • Mechanics: Motion under constant and variable acceleration in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws of motion, resolving forces in static and dynamic situations, and moments.
  • Statistics: Location, spread and representation of data including standard deviation, sampling, linear and exponential trends, binomial and normal distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing.

Special Features

Trips are run each year to the Maths Inspiration Lectures and the problem solving events run in partnership with Manchester University. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Senior Maths Challenge and the Senior Maths Team Challenge.

Where Will This Lead?

Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of HE courses and careers, such as Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Accountancy, Architecture and Actuarial Science. Former students are currently studying a broad range of courses, including Mathematics, Financial Mathematics and Astrophysics and Mathematics.

Mathematics A Level is a highly valued qualification and those who  succeed on the course are sought after by both universities and employers.