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