MATHEMATICS

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE

PURE MATHEMATICS

Essentially, Pure mathematics is an extension to the work already covered in Algebra and Trigonometry; together with two new topics Calculus and Co-ordinate Geometry.

MECHANICS

In Mechanics we study why and how objects move, e.g. racing cars driving round a banked track. 

STATISTICS

Statistics are used as a means of collating and presenting data. The course involves not only the theory of Statistics but also the application of several techniques. 

The A level course consists of three units, all of which will be completed in Year 13.

Paper 1:

Pure Mathematics 1

Pure Mathematics content including; Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors

2 Hours

100 Marks

33.33%

Paper 2:

Pure Mathematics 2

Remaining pure content, which builds on and incorporates P1 content.

2 Hours

100 Marks

33.33%

Paper 3:

Statistics and Mechanics

Section A: Statistics (50 marks)

Section B: Mechanics (50 marks)

2 Hours

100 Marks

33.33%

 

  • Calculators are allowed in all three papers. 
  • None of the units require coursework.

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Naturally, A Level Mathematics could lead to a course in Mathematics at Higher Education, but it is also a necessity in almost any Pure or Applied Science course and many Engineering based qualifications.  It is probably true to say that A Level Mathematics is one of the most common course requirements in Higher Education.

Over the last few years several of our pupils have continued to study a Mathematical subject at Higher Education.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

  • Individual problem solving 
  • Logical reasoning
  • Presenting clear arguments
  • Working with others to solve problems
  • Applying Maths in context 
  • Using ICT to help solve problems