MATHEMATICS A LEVEL
Mathematics is a highly respected academic subject, which is welcomed by employers and universities alike. As well as leading to degrees in Mathematics and mathematically related subjects such as Engineering and Physics, it provides excellent preparation for degrees such as Biology and Chemistry, Social Science degrees such as Economics and Psychology, and also Medical degrees.
Taking Mathematics at A Level will give you the opportunity to develop your powers of reasoning, mathematical skills, thinking skills and imagination with regard to problem solving. Mathematics is a subject that becomes increasingly fascinating as you study it at higher levels. The skills that you acquire on the course are extremely useful in a wide variety of fields.
A Level Maths consists of three main units:
Pure, Statistics and Mechanics. The Pure maths makes up two thirds of the course at A Level.
Pure maths is the study of calculus, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, polynomials, vectors and much more.
The Statistics content includes probability, data presentation and statistical modelling. The Mechanics content includes Kinematics, forces and moments.
Examination Board: Edexcel
Year 12: One 2 hour exam assessing Pure Maths and one 1 hour exam assessing Statistics and Mechanics.
Year 13: Three 2 hour exams assessing Pure Maths (2 exams), Statistics and Mechanics (one combined exam).
GCSE Grade 6 in Maths minimum, with strong number and algebra skills.