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Maths

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Course Details

Exam Board and specification code:

Edexcel 9MA0

Course Co-ordinator:

Mrs V Harrald

Video Introduction:

What is this course about?

A-level maths consists of 3 papers and they are completed at the end of Y13 with assessments from Edexcel.

The assessments are: Paper 1 Pure Mathematics 1, Paper 2 Pure Mathematics 2 and Paper 3 Statistics and Mechanics. For the most able students, Further Maths is also offered. 

Course Content

Paper 1 - Pure Mathematics 1 (33.33% of A2) 2 hours.

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors

Paper 2 - Pure Mathematics 2 (33.33% of A2) 2 hours.

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods

Paper 3 - Statistics and Mechanics (33.33% of A2) 2 hours.

Section A: Statistics

  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments

What might this course lead on to?

A-level Mathematics students and graduates are in high demand by employers and maths is the essential transferable component across all science, engineering, technology and maths subjects. 

Other than a degree in Maths, A-level leads to degrees and careers in Statistics, Finance and Banking, Natural & Life Sciences, Art & Design, Business & Research, Engineering, Actuarial & Insurance, ICT/Computing, Medicine & Health and Education.

Entry Requirements:

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.