Maths

Since everyone has to study maths at GCSE it is worth remembering that a Grade 5 or above is crucial to progressing towards a maths related career. 

At A level there are a number of different options available from core maths, pure maths, further maths and statistics, and there are a shortage of people going into jobs that use lots of maths!

A level Mathematics is the most popular A level subject. It involves studying:

· pure maths – use of algebra, graphical techniques and new material such as calculus

· statistics – including analysis of data, interpretation of graphs such as scatter diagrams, and new topics including the Normal distribution and hypothesis testing

· and mechanics – studying the motion of objects by considering forces and interpreting graphs representing motion.

A level Mathematics is a requirement for certain degree courses, such as Engineering, Physics, Statistics, and often Economics. Although not a requirement, A level Mathematics is a typical subject taken by students on courses as wide ranging as Architecture, Law and Psychology.

A level Mathematics is useful for those interested in apprenticeships in Accounting, Engineering, Teaching and Technology. You can view more information about studying maths beyond GCSE on the AMSP website

You can gain a variety of different skills from maths including problem solving, data analysis, attention to detail and communication skills. 

Do a free, short, online course to find out more about maths (looks great on your CV too!)


Or view other free online courses in maths

Examples of apprenticeships that relate to maths:

Click to find apprenticeship vacancies available now related to maths

Examples of degree courses that relate to maths:

University of Bath


University of Gloucestershire


University of Portsmouth


University of Winchester

To see other degree courses related to maths

BBC Bitesize Career Videos

You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use maths on the BBC Bitesize website.