A Level Maths
What does this qualification cover?
A Level Mathematics allows students to build upon their prior learning developing understanding of advanced mathematical concepts, skills and their applications, across three main areas: Pure, Mechanics and Statistics.
The course is assessed at the end of year 13 and is 100% exam based.
The assessment consists of 3 calculator papers
- Paper 1 – 100 marks – Pure Paper 2 – 100 marks – Pure
- Paper 3 – 100 marks – 50% Mechanics and 50% Statistics
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
- Sequences and series
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Numerical methods
- Quantities and units in mechanics
- Forces and Newton’s laws
- Statistical sampling
- Data presentation and interpretation
- Statistical distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing
The aims and objectives of A Level Mathematics are to enable students to:
- Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods
- and concepts
- Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
- Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions
- Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.
Links to workplace
A Level mathematics is a requirement for many further education courses and provides an essential foundation to a wide range of careers, including but not limited to:
- Actuarial analyst,
- Research scientist
- Business analyst,