AQA Exam Board
A level Mathematics is an entry requirement to several subjects at University. Often, even if not required by some courses admissions tutors positively regard it. Mathematicians are extensively employed in a wide variety of professions, including Accountancy, Computing, Statistical Forecasting, and Meteorology. Combined with Physics, Mathematics provides the foundation for degree courses in Engineering.
Students study three strands of Mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. The strands are taught simultaneously by subject experts over the course of two years, with students sitting three exam papers (two hours each) on the content covered during years 12 and 13. Pure Mathematics amounts to two-thirds of the course and is examined across two papers, whereas Statistics and Mechanics form one-third of the course and are covered in one exam.