A Level Mathematics

What board do we use?

Edexcel, AS/A Level code: 8MA0/9MA0

What is Mathematics?

Mathematics is a vast subject studying numbers, quantities, shape, space, their relationships, and a lot more. It attempts to describe this world as accurately and rigorously as possible, and thus is widely regarded as “the most precise human language”. The subject has got a huge number of fields and branches and is fundamental to much of science and technology nowadays.

It is generally divided into Pure and Applied Mathematics: the former studies entirely abstract objects, while the latter is concerned with applications of Mathematics in real life. By the end of the course, a successful student will have developed solid foundations in basic mathematical concepts and ideas, calculation skills, and problem-solving techniques necessary for higher education, further personal studies or careers.

Which subjects combine well with Mathematics?

From natural sciences like Physics and Chemistry to social ones like Economics and Sociology, to Business Studies many subjects directly rely on Mathematics because of the use of numbers, calculations and logic required to establish various concepts and solve numerous problems.

However, the latter appears to depend only on logic and common sense. That is why Mathematics is often considered the ‘Queen of the Sciences’. The subject develops one’s ability to think clearly, argue reasonably, and solve problems effectively, which is important in any area of study where critical thinking is essential.

What opportunities can Mathematics lead to?

Excellent results in A Level Mathematics have become a standard prerequisite for gaining admission to a degree in the UK. An A or A* grade in the subject is now on the list of the minimum requirements of top universities like Oxbridge, Imperial, LSE and UCL. Therefore, A Level Mathematics is quite essential today for entering a prestigious university, regardless of what study interests and career plans you may have.

A Mathematics degree, in turn, is highly valued by employers due to the skills in analysis, problem-solving and, of course, numeracy, that it develops. Many graduates have chosen to use their mathematical skills in careers such as trading and risk analysis; in banking, insurance and other financial services; and in scientific research, IT and industry. However, this is not an exhaustive list as the transferable skills gained through study of Mathematics are, in general, of wide applicability in many walks of life.

Application process


Complete our Application form and Medical and SEN declaration form, and send it to us with a copy of your passport and certificates/transcripts of your academic results.


If you meet the entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview so we can learn more about you, your goals, and your potential, and you can meet us and learn more about studying at LILA* College.

Welcome to the family!

We’ll offer you a place or let you know why your application was unsuccessful within two working days. Once you’ve accepted the offer and paid your deposit, we’ll start the visa sponsorship process (if applicable) and get ready to welcome you!

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