Main School # A Level Maths Course Information

`MATHEMATICS - EDEXCEL`
 `Prerequisites :` ` ` ` ` `GCSE Grade 7 to 9 ` `Good Subject Combinations` ` ` ` ` `Physics, Geography, Biology, Sociology, Chemistry and Psychology` `Possible Career Pathways` ` ` ` ` `Accounting, Finance, Teaching, Statistical work, Engineering, Computing, Management`
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• `Our students excel at A level mathematics. Approximately 30% of our students gain an A*/A grade and 80% gain an A* to C each year (from 2010 to 2018 )`
• `The new A Level Maths course consists of pure maths, statistics and mechanics. All are examined.`
• `Pure Maths consists of topics involving algebra, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry and some numerical work.`
• `Mechanics is closely related to Physics and includes topics involving force, mass, weight, velocity, acceleration, power, gravity, work, moments, momentum, energy etc.`
• `If you intend studying Physics maths complements it well as there is an overlap of content.`
• `Statistics is a continuation and development of some of the work that you did at GCSE – topics include mean, median, mode, range, quartiles, histograms, cumulative frequency, interquartile range, standard deviation, variance, sampling, hypothesis testing, probability, correlation etc.`
• `The techniques used in statistics are useful if you intend studying Biology, Sociology, Psychology, and Geography.`
• `You can use a calculator in every paper and indeed there is an expectation that all students have a calculator with statistical tables. We recommend a Casio fx-991EX Classwiz.`
• `It is intended that you will sit the full A level at the end of year 13.`
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`A Level Maths ( End of year 13 )`
`Paper 1: Pure Maths                                     100 marks           2 hours`
`Paper 2: Pure Maths                                     100 marks           2 hours`
`Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics                100 marks           2 hours`