Mathematics - A Level
Why choose A level Mathematics?
Studying A level mathematics will develop key employability skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience. You will increase knowledge and understanding of mathematical techniques and their applications. It will provide excellent preparation for a wide range of university courses and lead to a versatile qualification that is well-respected by employers and higher education.
What will I study and learn?
Throughout the A level there is a great emphasis on problem solving, mathematical modelling, use of technology and mathematical argument, language and proof.
The course contains elements from three disciplines:
- Pure Mathematics contains such subjects as algebraic techniques, coordinate geometry, calculus, functions, trigonometry, series, partial fractions and vectors.
- Mechanics is closely related to Physics and contains topics such as velocity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, momentum, power, work, energy, motion in a circle and simple harmonic motion.
- Statistics involves such topics as standard deviation and variance, probability sampling theory, binomial and normal distributions. It is particularly useful for those also taking Geography, Biology or Economics.
How is the course assessed?
Three 2-hour written examinations covering the three disciplines
- Level: A Level
- Examination Board: Edexcel
- Subject Leader: Ms C Roche
- Course Leader: Mrs S Whitehead
- Entry Requirements: GCSE levels 9 - 5 in 5 subjects to include GCSE level 7 in mathematics.
"I love the way that at A level, maths becomes very creative, and you have to put your mind to different routes to find solutions."
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