Mathematics A level is a highly regarded qualification in demand by both employers and universities. The ability to problem solve and understand logical arguments, as well as being extremely numerate, is a much sought after quality and is useful in almost any career, particularly the sciences, finance and business. Many degree courses do not require specific A-level subjects, but, of those that do mathematics is by far the subject most commonly required.
Entry requirements: A Grade 7 or above in Maths GCSE.
Qualities and skills required: It is advisable to discuss your suitability for mathematics A Level with your maths teacher, but even amongst the most “natural” mathematicians maths proficiency requires hard work and solid attention to detail. The department is happy to support all students when they face difficulties, but demands that they first put their own effort in and make their own attempts at solving mathematical challenges.