If you enjoy Maths and feel confident with the work you have met so far at GCSE, then you should consider Maths A Level. It is a demanding and challenging subject but it can be an extremely rewarding one if you are prepared to put in time and effort. In return you will gain one of the most useful of all the A Levels which can open the door to many degree courses and occupations.
A Level Maths is divided into two areas; Core and Applied. Core Maths builds upon your knowledge from GCSE in topics such as Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, and Trigonometry. It also introduces many new areas such as Calculus (Differentiation and Integration), and Series. Applied Maths is all about Maths in the real world, which includes Mechanics and Statistics. Some of the topics covered include Newton’s Second Law, Kinematics, Linear Regression, and Probability. All of these areas combine to make up A Level Mathematics.
There is also the option for exceptional mathematicians to study Further Maths, which is also divided into Core and Applied. Core Further Maths includes topics on Complex Numbers and Matrices, while the Applied section introduces Decision Maths, a relatively new area of Maths concerning Algorithms and Processes. (Note that Further Maths will only run subject to sufficient numbers).
5 GCSEs at A* - C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language at grade 4 and Maths at least at grade 6.
You can go on to Higher Education to study degrees in maths, statistics, physics, astronomy, engineering and computer science. Many other degrees, including medicine, architecture and social sciences, have a certain amount of mathematical or statistical content and your Maths A Level will be of great assistance to you.
Maths is regarded as a 'facilitating subject' which will increase your chance of progresion to a Russell Group University.