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Mathematics at Edgbaston College  

Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied mathematics). 


Unit Modules Weighting Length
Paper 1 Pure Mathematics 33% 2h
Paper 2 Pure Mathematics 33% 2h
Paper 3 Statistics (50%) and Mechanics (50%) 33% 2h

Good Subject Combinations

Mathematics is a requirement for many disciplines and is useful in most career paths. Apart from a degree in Mathematics, university courses related to Physics, Engineering, Economics or Medicine will require A level Mathematics. This is especially true for top universities. Therefore, you may want to combine Maths with other relevant subjects to you, such as Sciences, Economics or Further Mathematics.

Future Prospects

Mathematics involves many different skills, including analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. This builds a transferrable skill-set, which can be applied directly or indirectly to any career you may choose to pursue. Achieving a high grade in A level Maths is a highly respected qualification, which will positively influence your applications to future universities and employers.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can Mathematics be completed in one year?

Yes. This is typically done by:

  • Students who are retaking their A-Levels
  • Students who wish to complete the course in one intensive year
  • Students who intend to progress on to A-Level Further Mathematics in their second and final A-Level year

Do you offer other exam boards for Retake students?

We try our best to cater for all student needs. Please contact admissions for further information.