What will you do on this course?
This course enables students to study the disciplines of algebra, calculus, geometry and numerical methods which comprise the pure part of the course as well as a range of applications from the disciplines of statistics and mechanics. The course emphasises both graphical and algebraic approaches to the material, and uses relevant real-world examples, thus giving students a secure understanding on which they can build.
A Level students will cover Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.
Pure topics – Proof, Problem Solving, Mathematical Modelling, Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Vectors.
Statistics – Sampling, Data Representation, Probability, Statistical Distributions, Hypotheses Testing.
Mechanics topics – Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s Laws, Moments.
How will you be assessed?
A Level Examinations – 3 papers, equally weighted:
Paper 1 – Pure topics only
Paper 2 – Pure and Mechanics
The Sixth Form really is different to the rest of the School. Because you’re only taking three subjects you have fewer teachers but you see them a lot more than when you are further down the school. This means you develop a really strong relationship with them and they are always hand to give you any extra help or support you need.
Paper 3 – Pure and Statistics
What could this course lead to?
A Level Mathematics is a prerequisite for entry to many university courses, especially in the Sciences and Engineering and is advantageous for many more. It is particularly recommended for study alongside A Level Physics.
Mathematics at A Level can be a challenging subject for some students. Students will need a minimum of a grade 7 in GCSE mathematics to take this course. In exceptional circumstances a grade 6 will be considered.
Please ask your Maths teacher for advice about your suitability for this course.
What syllabus do you follow?