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Maths A level

Mathematics is one of the most highly respected and demanding A-Level courses and provides the foundation for the study of any scientific subject as well as a challenge in logical thinking and problem solving.

Mathematics

Exam board

Edexcel

 

Qualification

A Level

 

Why study this subject?

Mathematics is one of the most highly respected and demanding A-Level courses and provides the foundation for the study of any scientific subject as well as a challenge in logical thinking and problem solving.

 

Entry Requirements

Although the course is extremely rewarding, it does require a good understanding of mathematical concepts and therefore at least a grade 6 in GCSE Maths is required to access the course.

 

Content

(Outline of the Course)

Pure Mathematics: Advanced algebraic skills (including manipulation; solving equations; graphs proof and binomial expansions), co-ordinate geometry, calculus, vectors, exponentials and logarithms.

Mechanics: Newton's laws of motion, friction and how particles move and interact

Statistics: Probability theory and introduction to advanced statistical techniques

 

Assessment

Students are assessed entirely through examination at the end of the course and is assessed by 3 examinations.

 

Pure Mathematics (2 x 2 hour examinations: 67%)

Statistics and Mechanics (2 hour examination: 33%)

 

 

Where can this course lead?

There are plenty of opportunities in modern life for well qualified Maths students in many areas of work as well as the traditional areas of science, engineering, finance and business.

Further Mathematics

Exam board

Edexcel

 

Qualification

A Level

 

Why study this subject?

Further Mathematics is a course designed to run in combination with the A-Level Mathematics course for those who have a passion for the subject or to challenge and advance the most gifted students. The subject is very highly regarded and excellent preparation for a science or Maths related degree at one of the country’s top universities.

 

Entry Requirements

You must take this subject alongside Mathematics.

A minimum of grade 7 in GCSE Maths is required to access the course.

 

Content

(Outline of the Course)

Further Pure Mathematics: Complex Numbers, Numerical Maths, Differential Equations and Proof

Decision: Algorithms, Graphs, Linear Programming and Critical Path Analysis

Further Mechanics: Further study of Kinematics, Mass, Statics, Work, Elastics, Dynamics

Further Statistics: Further Probability Distributions, Sampling and Regression

 

Assessment

Students are assessed entirely through examination at the end of the course by 3 examinations. By the very nature of the course there is flexibility in the modules available and there is no fixed route through the course. Modules to be taken are normally negotiated with students as to which are best for them and best suits their needs and interests.

 

Further Pure Mathematics (2x 1hour 30minutes examinations: 50%)

Further Mathematics Options* (2x 1hour 30minutes examinations: 50%)

 

*Options available: Further Pure Mathematics; Further Statistics; Further Mechanics; Decision Mathematics

 

Where can this course lead?

There are plenty of opportunities in modern life for well qualified Maths students in many areas of work as well as the traditional areas of science, engineering, finance and business.