LEVEL: A Level – Linear
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
WHY CHOOSE MATHEMATICS?
A Level Mathematics provides students with a thorough grounding in essential tools and techniques needed in both the workplace and Higher Education. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A Level Mathematics make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas, this leads to A Level Mathematics being one of the most highly demanded facilitating subjects for university. In addition our students enjoy the challenge and logic of the course, together with the sense of excitement and satisfaction achieved when reaching the solution to a problem.
In addition to Pure Mathematics students will be able to study either Statistics, or Mechanics together with Decision Mathematics.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
Be able to: Demonstrate & apply knowledge & understanding. Analyse complex mathematical problems & solve them using the most appropriate mathematical techniques.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
AS – 3 units are studied. You will study C1 & C2 Pure Mathematics where they will extend their knowledge of algebra & trigonometry, together with formalising areas of coordinate geometry. In addition they will develop an understanding of a new field of mathematics – calculus. You will have a choice of studying Statistics (S1 – Data Handling; Using mathematics to model real life and make predictions) or Mechanics (M1 – the study of the rules by which things stand still or move)
A2 – 3 units are studied; Core units C3 & C4 which build on the key skills learnt in AS along with a new topic – vector geometry. In addition all students study Decision maths (Explores how maths is used to solve real world problems & looks at links with computing).
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
AS – 3 Exams (90mins)
A2 – 3 Exams (90mins)
WHERE CAN IT LEAD?
Mathematics is a facilitating subject and can lead to further education in Accountancy, Architecture, Computing,
Economics, Engineering, IT, Mathematics, Medicine, Psychology and Sciences. Mathematics is relevant to careers in Research, Teaching. Helpful in Business, Banking, Accountancy and Engineering.