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A Level in Maths

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    Boston

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    September 2023

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The A level in Maths is designed for those who wish to extend the maths they learnt at school and/or progression on to higher education at university or at Boston College.

What will I do?

In your first year of the A level in Maths, you will study AS and complete two papers. This can be a standalone qualification. In your second year, you will study A2 and again complete two papers. On successful completion of all four papers, you will be awarded the full A level in Maths.

During the A Level in Maths, you will be assessed through four written examinations.

You will study three components per paper starting with two compulsory modules of Pure Maths, and one module of either Statistics or Decision Maths with the same pattern repeated at A2.

It is also possible to achieve an A level in Further Mathematics by studying a further six modules including three further modules of Pure Maths plus two modules of Mechanics and one module of Statistics or Decision Maths.

Pure Maths topics.
Algebra, Functions, Co-ordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Differentiation, Integration, Exponentials, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Vectors, Matrices and Transformations.

Mechanics topics.
Vectors, Forces, Newton's Laws of Motion, Connected Particles, Moments, Centers of Mass, Projectiles, Kinematics, Circular Motion, Work, Energy and Power.

Decision Maths topics.
Algorithms, Graphs and Networks, Spanning Tree Problems, Shortest Paths in Network, Travelling Salesperson Problem, Linear Programming.

Statistics topics.
Confidence Intervals, Probability, Probability Distributions, Correlation and Regression, Hypothesis Testing.

You can also have access to UKMT Maths challenge, every day lunchtime walk in session.

Trips may also be arranged to such places as, Woolsthorpe Manor (Newton's house), and Practical Insights into Maths by TTP professionals.

The entry qualifications for the A level in Maths are five GCSEs at grades 5 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including Maths at grade 7 or above (Old GCSE grade A or above) or equivalent.

If you are concerned about the above entry requirements an alternative course available is A-Level Statistics.

The A level in Maths will take you two years to complete. You will attend college for a minimum of four days a week.

The A level in Business is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

Aged 19+

For those aged 19+, this course will cost £1987.
Year 1, AS Level - £724.
Year 2, A Level - £1263.

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE should you be eligible under one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 19 or over, and earning less than £18,525
  • Aged 19 or over, and currently unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Aged 19 or over and do not currently hold a Level 3 qualification

Alternatively, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or enquiry@boston.ac.uk for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The A-level in Maths is 100% theory based. You will be assessed by examination at the end of the year. These take place in June only.

You are allowed to re-sit the exams in order to improve your grade.

After achieving an A level Maths, you will be eligible for entry to universities to study in areas such as science, engineering, computing, accountancy, economics, finance and Maths. Many Universities consider Maths to be a desirable subject for entry into medicine.

There are no specific costs but students may be asked to contribute towards educational visits and other activities.

How to Apply.

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Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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