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Mathematics

Edexcel A-Level Mathematics

What is the course about?

 

This course offers an excellent balance of pure and applied mathematics, making it an ideal core subject to support science, business & economics, geography and psychology courses, as well as being of interest to those who love maths!

 

How will I be assessed?

 

Students sit 3 papers, all are 2 hours long and worth 100 marks each. All three papers are sat at the end of the two year course.

 

Paper 1: Pure Maths 1 & Paper 2: Pure Maths 2

 

● Topic 1 – Proof

● Topic 2 – Algebra and functions

● Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

● Topic 4 – Sequences and series

● Topic 5 – Trigonometry

● Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms

● Topic 7 – Differentiation

● Topic 8 – Integration

● Topic 9 – Numerical methods

● Topic 10 – Vectors

 

Paper 3: Mechanics & Statistics

 

Section A: Statistics

● Topic 1 – Statistical sampling

● Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation

● Topic 3 – Probability

● Topic 4 – Statistical distributions

● Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

 

Section B: Mechanics

● Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics

● Topic 7 – Kinematics

● Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws

● Topic 9 – Moments

 

How will this course help me in the future?

 

A level mathematics opens a huge number of doors for future study and career pathways.  The future is infinite with A level mathematics.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Students will need to achieve a minimum of a grade 6 at GCSE, and also pass an entrance exam which will assess key algebra skills.