“And there will always, always be mathematics.”
Katherine Johnson, African-American mathematician whose calculations were critical to the success of putting the first humans in space.
Mathematics is not merely about numbers: it is about learning to think for oneself. It is also about the application of creativity and imagination to solve problems and the development of the skills of logic, analysis and accuracy.
Those who take Mathematics at A Level might go on to study anything from Aerospace Engineering to Computer Science or Pharmacology as well as all branches of mathematical science. In fact, the list of undergraduate degrees open to those who study Mathematics is almost without limit!
Cambridge International A Level Mathematics
The aims of this course are to enable students to:
- develop their mathematical knowledge and skills in a way which encourages confidence and provides satisfaction and enjoyment
- develop an understanding of mathematical principles and an appreciation of mathematics as a logical and coherent subject
- acquire a range of mathematical skills, particularly those which will enable them to use applications of mathematics in the context of everyday situations and of other subjects they may be studying
- develop the ability to analyse problems logically
- recognise when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant factors and select an appropriate mathematical method to solve the problem
- use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression
- acquire the mathematical background necessary for further study in mathematics or related subjects.
The content covers Pure Mathematics, Mechanics plus Probability & Statistics.
The full specification is available using the link below: