Mathematics

Mathematics A-Level is a qualification for students who wish to study Mathematics to a higher level or to support other mathematically heavy courses such as Physics, Engineering or Economics. It is of great use to students who study the social sciences. It is a qualification valued highly by employers.

Details of the New Mathematics A-Level are slowly being released.

To date we know that

· The course will be assessed entirely at the end of year 13.
· There will be three exam papers.
· Two thirds of the content will be pure mathematics.
· One third of the content will be Applied Mathematics (Statistics AND Mechanics)
· The content to be studied is exactly the same across all exam boards, each choose how to organise this into their final examinations.

The content of the course is

Pure Mathematics
● Proof
● Algebra and functions
● Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
● Sequences and series
● Trigonometry
● Exponentials and logarithms
● Differentiation
● Integration
● Vectors
● Numerical methods
Statistics
● Statistical sampling
● Data presentation and interpretation
● Probability
● Statistical distributions
● Statistical hypothesis testing
Mechanics
● Quantities and units in mechanics
● Kinematics
● Forces and Newton’s laws
● Moments

Entry to the Mathematics A-Level will be Grade 7

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