Choosing A-Level Math Modules

Choosing A-Level Math Modules

Students who are thinking about passing the A-Level math exam have a few options concerning the math modules.

A-Level Math consists of 6 modules. Each module scores contribute to the final grade.

Students can choose these modules in two parts. They can pick three in the first year and three in the second.

We have made a list of a few A-Level Math modules for your reference that can help you to make the right choice.


Main A-Level math covers trigonometry as well as calculus, but it can also include other concepts with respect to other exam boards and courses offer by various schools.

This course is ideally suitable for you if you are willing to take up math at the university level. It’s also pretty useful for students who are getting into other courses like science, engineering as well as economics.

Pure Mathematics

The math course that we highlighted above consists of both pure and applied mathematics.

But if you are focused entire only on pure mathematics, you can take up this course.

In pure mathematics, students will study completely different abstract math concepts with a distinct trend to the needs of astronomy, navigation physics, engineering, etc.


This course is all about data, or to be more accurate we should say real-world data.

Concepts incorporated in this course include the likes of probability and estimation.

Statistics is pretty useful for subjects like business studies, sociology or economics. To be honest, this course is not that suitable for you if you want to take mathematics at university due to the complete absence of pure math elements.


The mechanics module is considered to be the most demanding among the lot. But if you are thinking about going for physics or engineering at university, this module should be your best bet. In fact, a sound knowledge of this course can be your ace in the hole at university when you are involved in the course of physics or engineering.

You will learn various techniques related to mathematical modeling of this course.

You’ll be able to turn a complex physical problem into one that’s simpler in comparison. Such a simpler version of the sum can be analyzed and solved through mathematics methods.

Application Mathematics

This course is fairly new and might not be provided by your school.

Application math doesn’t include pure mathematics but is focused fundamentally on algebra and statistics accompanied with their applications in the practical world.

This course is not a suitable option for students who will take up mathematics or any engineering course at a university level.

Decision Mathematics

This subject is concerned with the study of algorithms along with other methods used for solving problems involved with networks.

The applications of decision mathematics included in the course may also include microchip circuit designs for example.

Hope the list above will be beneficial for you in your choices. With that statement, we’ll bring this article to an end. Hope you had a good read.

Sudipto Das

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