Mathematics

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.

Both A and AS Level 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?

AS Examinations – 2 papers, equally weighted

Paper 1 – Pure and Mechanics

Paper 2 – Pure and Statistics

A Examinations – 3 papers, equally weighted

Paper 1 – Pure topics only

Paper 2 – Pure and Mechanics

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.

Requirements

Mathematics at A Level can be a challenging subject for some students. Ask your Maths teacher for advice about your suitability for this course.

What syllabus do you follow?

AQA