If you enjoyed Maths at high school and want to learn more you should definitely consider A-level Maths at Rainhill. The two year course comprises three important elements of mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

Course Aims

Pure Mathematics at A-level involves algebra, trigonometry and geometry and introduces calculus, the study of changing quantities. Mechanics develops an understanding of how and why things move (or don’t move) and enables you to make predictions about the forces of nature. Statistics develops a deeper understanding of probability and introduces methods for testing whether or not events happen by chance.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Maths, but preferably a grade 7.


Mathematics is the foundation of almost every science and economic-based discipline, from physics and geography to banking and engineering. Success in Mathematics at A-level shows future employers that you are comfortable dealing with many different kinds of figures and calculations and you will develop a broad, transferable skill set including problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to work independently

Awarding Body

Edexcel A-level Mathematics. This is a level 3 qualification.


Assessment is based on three papers which carry an equal weighting. Each paper will have a duration of 2 hours.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 – These papers will be based on any of the core pure mathematics studied in the course.

Paper 3 – This paper will be testing applied mathematical content covering Statistics and Mechanics.

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