What you need to know
The key factors contributing to successful achievement within A Level Mathematics are: an appreciation and enjoyment of the subject, an excellent work ethic, an inquisitive mind and a resilient attitude.
Prior to the start of the course we would expect all students to have a clear and confident understanding of algebra including:
Setting up and solving simple linear equations including simultaneous linear equations.
Solving quadratic equations by using factorisation, the quadratic formula and completing the square.
Using index laws for multiplication and division of integer, fractional and negative powers.
Using surd form including rationalising a denominator.
In order to stay in touch with modern Mathematical developments and review past achievements we would recommend further reading through journals and websites. Below are some examples:
In preparation for the A Level subject we would recommend the following text book:
CGP Headstart to A Level Maths.