A Level Maths

Please note: students in Year 12 (September 2017) will be following the new specification as outlined below and Year 13 (September 2017) will be following the legacy course outlined underneath

Alevel Maths - Edexcel 9MA0

Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are versatile qualifications, well-respected by employers and are both “facilitating” subjects* for entry to higher education.

A level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes applications of mathematics, such as Statistics and Mechanics. The mathematical skills learn in A level Mathematics are of great benefit in other A level subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, computing, geography, psychology, economics and business studies.

To take Mathematics A level , students must have at least grade 7 at GCSE.

The Course

Pure Mathematics 1 and 2 : This comprises two thirds of the total content of the course.  It focuses on Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Differentiation, Integration, Exponentials and Logarithms, Vectors, Proofs and Problem Solving

Statistics and Mechanics

Section A : Statistics- Sampling , Presentation of Data, Correlation; Probability; Statistical Distributions and Hypothesis Testing.

Section B: Mechanics- Modelling in Mechanics; Kinematics; Forces and Newton Laws; Moments; Variable acceleration

Assessment: 

Each paper is 100 marks and all three exams will be sat in the summer of 2019.  All papers carry equal weighting.

Paper 1:  Pure Mathematics 1 – 2hrs 

Paper 2- Pure Mathematics 2  -  2hrs

Paper 3- Mechanics and Statistics – 2hrs

Where it leads

 Employers highly value mathematics qualifications as Mathematicians demonstrate ability to think logically and analytically through solving problems. 

There are many opportunities for further study which could lead to higher education and a range of careers including accountancy, banking, chemistry, physics, Actuarial Science, medicine, computing, engineering and teaching.

Please note: The following course is for current yr13 only(September 2017)

A2 Mathematics(9371)

In Year 13, for the full A-level students take a further 3 modules of Mathematics. Core Maths3 (C3), Core Maths4(C4) and Statistics2 (S2) or Mechanics2(M2).

C3- Functions, Logarithms, Numerical methods, Trigonometry, Differentiation

C4- Vectors, Differentiation, Integration, Coordinate Geometry

S2-Binomial and Poisson Distribution, Continues random variables, Probability, Hypothesis testing

M2- Centre of mass, Work, Energy and Power, Collision, Rigid bodies

Assessment

Each module is assessed by a written examination lasting 1hr and 30mins. All modules carry equal weighting.

Yr13- All modules will be assessed in Summer 2018

Where it leads

Mathematics supports the learning in many other subjects, such as Sciences, Economics, Geography and Psychology.

There are many opportunities for further study which could lead to higher education and a range of careers including accountancy, banking, chemistry, physics, Actuarial Science, medicine, computing, engineering and teaching.