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mathsMathematics A Level

What is A-Level Mathematics?

In A-Level Mathematics, we follow the AQA specification. You will study three core parts of maths: Pure, Mechanics and Statistics. Within Pure Maths, we will look at proofs, algebra, functions, coordinate geometry, sequences, series, trigonometry, exponentials, logarithms, differentiation, integration and numerical methods. The topics that are clear recaps and extension from GCSE are algebra, coordinate geometry and trigonometry. In Mechanics, we will explore vectors, quantities and units, kinematics, forces, Newton's laws and moments. In Statistics, we will study sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.

For more information:

Course website

AMPS brochure

How to prepare for September?

You need to be comfortable with higher GCSE content such as surds, trigonometry, quadratic, algebraic manipulation, etc. To support you with this, you should have been set work on Hegarty maths for you to complete. There will be approximately three hours worth of work set each week. To further your preparation, you may also look at mathedup which gives you topics with videos, exam questions and solutions. This may be used as an alternative if you do not have access to Hegarty Maths.

The Summer Work booklet is also already available here. The question will need to be completed for the start of next year.

Any work to be done or further information will be sent via email.

In addition to the online resources, here is a link to a free Head Start to A-Level Maths ebook.

Apart from knowledge, you will also need an advanced scientific calculator, Casio fx-991EX classwiz (commonly called classwiz) which has inbuilt functions such as summary statistics, probability of standard statistical distributions, iterative functions and more. If you get this before September, you may want to use drfrostmaths to learn to use it.

What more can I do if I enjoy maths?

If you enjoy maths and want to explore it beyond the curriculum, then you will find plenty of different suggestions in the A-Level Further Mathematics section. You will find possible maths problems, books, articles, podcasts, videos and films. If you require any assistance or have a question, please email

Looking forward to seeing you,

Abbey College Sixth Form Maths Department