Course Content
This A level qualification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE (9–1) subject content.
A Level Mathematics is a linear qualification
Course Content
The content is divided into five themes:
These themes which are then addressed through three compulsory areas of mathematical study: All students will study pure mathematics (2/3 of the course), statistics and mechanics topics.
When studying pure mathematics at A Level you will be extending your knowledge of such topics as algebra and trigonometry as well as learning some brand new ideas such as calculus, exponentials and logarithms.
In mechanics you will learn how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them, from cars in the street to satellites revolving around a planet. You will learn the technique of mathematical modelling, that is, of turning a complicated physical problem into a simpler one that can be analysed and solved using mathematical methods.
When you study statistics you will learn how to analyse and summarise numerical data, including large data sets using technology, in order to arrive at conclusions about it. You will extend the range of probability problems that you started for GCSE by using the new mathematical techniques studied on the pure mathematics course.
A Level Mathematics is a linear qualification
Course Content
The content is divided into five themes:
 Mathematical argument, language and proof
 Mathematical problem solving
 Mathematical modelling
 Use of technology and
 Use of data in statistics.
These themes which are then addressed through three compulsory areas of mathematical study: All students will study pure mathematics (2/3 of the course), statistics and mechanics topics.
When studying pure mathematics at A Level you will be extending your knowledge of such topics as algebra and trigonometry as well as learning some brand new ideas such as calculus, exponentials and logarithms.
In mechanics you will learn how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them, from cars in the street to satellites revolving around a planet. You will learn the technique of mathematical modelling, that is, of turning a complicated physical problem into a simpler one that can be analysed and solved using mathematical methods.
When you study statistics you will learn how to analyse and summarise numerical data, including large data sets using technology, in order to arrive at conclusions about it. You will extend the range of probability problems that you started for GCSE by using the new mathematical techniques studied on the pure mathematics course.
Assessment
There will be three examination papers (total 6 hours), at the end of the course, to assess all the content.
Career Opportunities
Opportunities from Maths A level include progression to higher education and careers in Engineering; Mathematical Analysis; Teaching; Statistician; Actuary; Accountancy; Finance and Banking.
Entry Requirements
Under normal circumstances students are expected to have achieved a grade 6 in their Maths G.C.S.E. In addition, a good grasp and enjoyment of algebra and problem solving is required. Commitment to complete five hours independent study per week.
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