Mathematics A Level

Mathematics A Level

Mathematics A Level


Course outline:

Building on the skills from GCSE, this course further develops algebraic skills and introduces new concepts from pure mathematics such as logarithms and calculus. It also provides the opportunity to study statistics and mechanics.

Course structure:

Pure Mathematics
• Proofs
• Algebra and Functions
• Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane
• Sequences and series
• Trigonometry
• Exponential and natural logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Vectors
• Numerical Methods
Statistics
• Statistical Sampling
• Data Representation and Interpretation
• Probability
• Statistical Distributions
• Statistical Hypothesis Testing
Mechanics
• Quantities and units in Mechanics
• Kinematics
• Forces and Newton’s Laws
• Moments


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    Two years

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Five GCSEs at Level 4 – 9. Preferably one of which must be
    Mathematics at a Level 7 or above.

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    Possible combinations:

    Can combine with Further Mathematics and any other subjects especially with Science A Level subjects

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • Students have opportunities to attend conferences at Southampton University
    • The UK Senior Maths Challenge is offered each autumn term

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    Skills developed:

    • Investigation
    • Mathematical modelling
    • Problem-solving
    • Logical deduction and argument
    • Algebraic processing

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Mathematics-related Higher Education course (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics)
    • Employment (e.g. banking, accountancy, insurance)

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    Assessment summary:

    Three external examinations


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