Why study maths at A-level?

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Why study maths at A-level
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Use this engaging careers or sixth-form open evening PowerPoint presentation to promote maths and encourage students to choose it as an option for A-level.

It includes examples of famous faces and entrepreneurs who studied maths to inspire students, details on the skills studying maths helps to develop, information on exam results and take-up rates to showcase the benefits of choosing maths at A-level.

You'll also find quotations to celebrate maths and a Three Clues guessing game to showcase some of the exciting and inspiring careers students could go onto after studying maths.

There's also an accompanying printable worksheet with cut-outable game cards and other activities for students to complete to support the presentation. 

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Check out our Careers in maths resource which showcases the exciting careers that studying maths could lead to. Available to download as an editable PowerPoint to use as a presentation or classroom posters for a display.

Studying AS/A-level maths can help you develop the following skills:

  • Research skills — invaluable for details-based work in a future job or at degree-level study.
  • Problem-solving skills — a transferrable skill that can be useful in many areas of your personal and work life.
  • Analytical skills — learning to be analytical and have a critical eye is extremely useful both for future study and careers.
  • Logic — provides the tools you need to tackle a number of different areas, from managing finances to planning projects.

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