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Mathematics continues to be the most popular A-level subject choice because it is accessible, enjoyable, and challenging, with applications and use across many other subjects. The A-level maths curriculum has a strong emphasis on deeper understanding and problem solving, which prepares students well for work or study beyond A-level.

As well as being essential for studying any mathematics-based subject at degree level, A-level mathematics is required by many universities for students studying subjects such as chemistry, biology, or economics. Our A-level maths students study a broad curriculum, including richer topics such as calculus from first principles, alongside the traditional ones, such as quadratics, trigonometry, and sequences.

Applied mathematics forms roughly one third of the course, and comprises mechanics and statistics. As they learn each topic students are encouraged to apply these new skills to difficult problems to help build vital problem-solving skills and make links to other topics. (OCR A)

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A level maths curriculum map 28th Sep 2020 Download