A Level Mathematics Level 3

Full Time

A Level Pathways

Our A Level subjects are clustered into pathways to help guide you towards your career goal. You should choose and follow a specific A Level pathway, taking subjects from the core and additional choices listed. Other subject choices are also available depending on timetabling.

This A Level is included within the following A Level Pathways as a CORE subject: Business & Entrepreneurship; Engineering; Environment, Geography and Earth Science; Financial Academy; Maths, Physics and Computer Science, Medical Health, STEM and Healthcare and in the following pathways as an ADDITIONAL SUBJECT: Design and Media; Humanities; Law and Legal; Performing Arts; Social Sciences. (Other options may also be available, depending on timetabling)

About the course

You will develop your knowledge of Maths. By the end of the course, you will be able to use appropriate computer software and technology, use algebraic notation with confidence and competence, analyse real life problems and discuss mathematical ideas.

We use modern technology such as apps, tablets and computers. You will study three main topics however, there are alternative tasks during each topic, both to support the weaker student and to challenge the most able.

Extension classes are provided for able students, including targeted classes for Oxbridge applicants. Weekly support classes are held to provide extra lessons to assist with homework and exam preparation.

You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (In Feb/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at a grade 4/C or above, including 6/B in Maths. If you have grade 4/5 or GCSE grade C, you should consider Core Maths instead. Students with grade 6 are also required to take Level 2 Further Maths to support their learning.

Where next?

Many Higher Education courses have Maths as a requirement of entry or state a preference for it. Statistics topics are good preparation for a career in Business, Medicine, Economics, Insurance, Finance, Accountancy, Market Research or Social Science. The Mechanics topics are good preparation for Engineering, Technology, Pure or Applied Science.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help

What additional resources will I need?

You are encouraged to buy your own stationary, including a calculator. Your teacher will advise you as to the most appropriate calculator at the start of the course.

Fees information

£5 annual charge you will be loaned the necessary texts for the course.

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: stephanie.foreman@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk