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
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
- Sequences and series
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Numerical methods
- Statistical sampling
- Data presentation and interpretation
- Statistical distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing
- Quantities and units in mechanics
- Forces and Newton’s laws
Entry to the Mathematics A-Level will be Grade 7