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Level 3: A level

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Entry Requirement

GCSE Mathematics  – Level 6

A Level Mathematics aims to enable students to understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study as well as extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques. Students will become increasing responsible for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.  This is intended to be a two-year course.

Pure Mathematics 1:                                

Content overview:                                                    

  • Proof                                                   
  • Algebra and functions                                 
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
Pure Mathematics 2:                                

Content overview:                                                    

  • Proof                                                   
  • Algebra and functions                                 
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods
Statistics:

Content overview:

  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
Mechanics:

Content overview:

  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments
Assessment at A Level

Paper 1:  Pure Mathematics 1

Written examination: 2 hours

33.33% of the qualification

100 marks

Students must answer all questions

Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 2:  Pure Mathematics 2

Written examination: 2 hours

33.33% of the qualification

100 marks

Students must answer all questions

Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics

Written examination: 1 hour

33.33% of the qualification

100 marks

The assessment comprises two sections: Section A – Statistics and Section B – Mechanics

Students must answer all questions

Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

A Level Mathematics:

It consolidates and develops GCSE level mathematics and supports the transition to higher education or employment in any of the many disciplines that make use of quantitative analysis including calculus.

 

Further information
Mr D Jury, Maths Curriculum Leader