Why study Mathematics?

Following an A level course in mathematics enables students to develop the skills of mathematical reasoning; to extend their knowledge of mathematical theory and techniques; to become confident and competent in applying their skills to a variety of situations, including some encountered in other subject areas. Students will become resourceful in problem solving and appreciate the importance of mathematics in other academic disciplines and the wider world. Mathematics is of interest and practical use to a wide variety of students. Students studying any of the sciences, economics, design & technology, computing or geography may well benefit from building up their Pure Mathematics skills, as well as the statistics and mechanics content. Mathematics fits comfortably into most combinations of A level subjects and is a valuable qualification both for Higher Education and future employment.

More information about Mathematics can be found in the subject film below or in our Sixth Form Prospectus (on our website).