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Maths - A level

Mathematics is rather different from many other subjects. An essential part is the challenge of analysing and solving problems and the satisfaction and confidence gained from achieving a ‘correct’ answer.

For students wishing to follow this course, a grade B (or better) in Higher GCSE Mathematics is required.

How is the course graded?

AS level mathematics is assessed by three written module examinations. A level Mathematics is a further three written module examination. All modules are equally weighted.

What is next for me after this course?

A level mathematics is a much sought-after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full-time courses in higher education. There are many areas of employment that see an A level in Mathematics as an important qualification. Higher education courses or careers that either require A level mathematics or are strongly related include medicine, architecture, engineering or accountancy.

Maths CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 12-13

 12

Autumn

Pure

Algebra and functions

Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

Further algebra

Statistics

Statistical sampling

Data presentation and interpretation

Probability

Statistical distributions

Statistical hypothesis testing

  • One topic test per unit.
  • Autumn Progress Exam

 

Spring

Pure

Vectors (2D)

Differentiation

Integration

Mechanics

Quantities and units in mechanic

Kinematics 1

Forces & Newton’s laws

Kinematics 2

  • One topic test per unit.
  • Spring Progress Exam.

 

Summer

Pure

Trigonometry

Exponentials and logarithms

  • One topic test per unit.
  • Summer Progress Exam.

 13

Autumn

Pure

Proof

Algebraic and partial fractions

Functions and modelling

Series and sequences

The binomial theorem

Trigonometry

Mechanics

Moments

Forces at any angle

Applications of kinematics

Applications of forces

Further kinematics

  • One topic test per unit.
  • Autumn Progress Exam

 

Spring

Pure

Parametric equations

Differentiation

Numerical methods

Integration

Vectors (3D)

Statistics

Regression and correlation

Probability

The Normal distribution

  • One topic test per unit.
  • Spring Progress Exam.