Mathematics A-Level

A level Board/code

Edexcel: 9MAO (Mathematics)

What do we cover in the course?

Pure Mathematics: Proof; Algebra and functions; Coordinate Geometry; Sequences and Series; Calculus, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms; Numerical methods; Vectors.
Statistics and Mechanics: Data presentation and interpretation; Sampling; Probability; Statistical distributions; Hypothesis testing; Quantities and units in mechanics; Kinematics; Forces and Newtons’s laws; Moments.

How is it assessed?

Pure Mathematics: Two written examination papers (2 hours each)
Statistics and Mechanics: One written examination paper (1 hour)

Key skills required

Strong knowledge of GCSE Mathematics (or an equivalent course)
Good analytical and problem-solving skills

What entry requirements are there to study this course?

GCSE grade 8 or above (or equivalent qualification)

What is the course useful for?

Both A-Levels are an excellent foundation for university courses in: Science, Engineering, Economics and Business, as well as Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Statistics.

Any other information

University courses with a strong mathematical content: Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science and Statistics. A level Further Mathematics is also an excellent foundation for university courses in: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Business.
Results 2017 – Mathematics: 100% – Pass Rate; 54% A*/A grades.

 


Further Mathematics A-Level

A level Board/code

Edexcel: 9FMO (Further Mathematics)

Students following A Level Further Mathematics must also study A-Level Mathematics

What do we cover in the course?

Additional Key syllabus elements for Further Mathematics:
‘Core’ (Pure) content: Further proof; Complex numbers; Matrices; Further algebra and functions; Further calculus; Further vectors; Polar coordinates; Hyperbolic functions; Differential equations.
Two additional units chosen from: Further Pure Mathematics 1; Further Pure Mathematics 2; Further Statistics 1; Further Statistics 2; Further Mechanics 1; Further Mechanics 2.

How is it assessed?

‘Core’ units: Two writtenexamination papers(90 minutes each)
Additional units: Two writtenexamination papers(90 minutes each)

Key skills required

Very strong knowledge of GCSE Mathematics (or an equivalent course)
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

What entry requirements are there to study this course?

GCSE grade 9 (or equivalent)

What is the course useful for?

University courses with a strong mathematical content: Mathematics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science and Statistics. A level Further Mathematics is also an excellent foundation for university courses in: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Business.

Any other information

Results 2017:  Further Mathematics: 100% Pass Rate, 41% A*/A grades.