How long does it last? Two years for A Level, one year for AS Level
Exam Board Specification: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/maths/Pages/default.aspx
Students who take this course:
Students will have at least a 6 in GCSE mathematics. They will need to be confident in the application of algebraic and other mathematical skills and have an interest in solving real life problems using these skills together with logical mathematical argument. Maths is a most useful A Level for those going on to further study in maths, accounting, engineering, medicine, law and any science based courses.
Maths at this level consists of the study of Pure Maths and the study of the application of mathematics to the physical world through:
- Pure Mathematics;
- Statistics (understanding and interpreting information);
- Mechanics (understanding how and why physical objects move and behave as they do)
Pure Topics include:
Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the x-y plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors
Year 1 (2 papers for AS)
Covering Pure Maths and Statistics and Mechanics.
Year 2 (3 papers for A level)
Covering Pure Maths Advanced level, Statistics Advanced Level and Mechanics Advanced Level