Mathematics


How long does it last? Two years
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Students who take this course:
Students will have at least a Grade 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.

Course Description:
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)

Content overview:
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
Paper 1 Covering Pure Maths – 2 hour paper.
Paper 2 Covering a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics – 1 hour 15 minutes paper.

Year 2
Paper 1 Covering Pure Maths – 2 hour paper.
Paper 2 Covering Pure Maths – 2 hour paper.
Paper 3 Covering a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics – 2 hour paper.