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Mathematics is one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe and is used to describe nearly everything within it. Study at A Level enables students to explore the world of Mathematics in greater depth, looking at Mathematics, both for its own sake, and its applications in the real world. The course is split into two areas - Core Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Core Mathematics looks at what Maths is all about, including the rules and patterns that everything is built upon, and consists of four units. Applied Mathematics looks at how Maths can be applied to real situations, in particular the use of data (Statistics) and motion of objects (Mechanics).

Subject Details

Course:

Mathematics

FOR ENTRY SEPTEMBER 2022

Exam board: EdExcel

Type of vocational pathway: A-Level

Course Code: 9MA0

Students will study:

• Pure Mathematics including Proof; Algebra and Functions; Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y); Sequences and Series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and Logarithms; Differentiation; Integration; Numerical Methods.

• Probability and Statistics - Statistical Sampling; Data Presentation and Interpretation; Probability; Statistical Distributions; Statistical Hypothesis Testing.

• Mechanics 1 - Quantities and Units in Mechanics; Kinematics; Forces and Newton’s Laws; Moments.

How will students be assessed?

The course is assessed externally and is 100% exam.

At the end of Year 13 there are three exams:

We want students who: are motivated and enthusiastic about the magic of Mathematics and who aspire to discover more of its secrets. If students really enjoy Mathematics and are interested in studying Mathematics, or a related subject such as Physics or Engineering, at university, then Further Mathematics is an excellent choice.

What other courses does it complement?

It is the natural complement to numerate and scientific subjects, such as Physics and Chemistry, and can be useful to study alongside subjects with a statistical component, such as Psychology and Geography.

Next steps - what this course can lead to

Mathematics A Level is a highly regarded qualification, both within Further Education and in employment. It is also considered a challenging, though enjoyable, subject to study.

A Level Mathematics can be a requirement for many degree courses eg, Accountancy, all fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine and any Mathematics related subject. It is also very useful for many business, management and teaching courses.

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