If you can study Maths A level then do so. It is a fantastic subject!
Mathematics is offered at AS and A level and pupils consider the subject both as a discipline in its own right and as a support for other curriculum areas. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Geography, Psychology, Sociology , Economics and Business Studies all use some kind of Maths and, even in essay based subjects, A level Maths can be useful as it teaches you to think in a logical way, something which is vital when putting across your argument. An A level in Mathematics is also a sought-after and, in many cases, necessary qualification for many Higher Education courses.
A level Maths is divided into three branches of study – Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics. For AS Maths, girls will sit two papers, one of which is Pure Maths and the other a combined Statistics and Mechanics. For A level Maths, girls will sit three papers, two Pure Maths and the other a combined Statistics and Mechanics.
Maths A level is a popular choice at St. Catherine’s. It extends the work started at IGCSE and involves new ideas demanding intellectual rigour and academic discipline. Mathematics students should be problem solvers, logical thinkers and able to link patterns in abstract situations to real life applications. Most of all, however, it is important that you enjoy the subject as, at times, the going gets tough and you need to be prepared to persevere.
Maths A level is challenging but great fun and you will be given all the help and support you need to succeed.
The Maths A level teaching at St Catherine’s has been outstanding!
Former Maths student, now studying Maths at Leeds University.