Mathematics

Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Examination Board: EDEXCEL

Ideally students will be expected to have gained the equivalent of an A/A* in the new specification GCSE (Grades 7-9), have strong algebra skills and the ability to work independently.

SPECIFICATION
The changes to AS and A-level Maths qualifications represent the biggest in a generation.

AS Mathematics is now a standalone one year qualification that can be taken in Year 12 or Year 13. At the end of the year the assessment comprises of two examinations: Paper 1 has Pure Mathematics content only and Paper 2 Statistics and Mechanics.  

A Level Mathematics is a two year course assessed at the end of the two years comprising of three two hour papers: Paper 1 and 2 have Pure Mathematics content only and Paper 3 Statistics and Mechanics.

Both courses are designed to run alongside one another however a student taking the AS qualification could not then count that towards the A-Level qualification.

Each paper carries equal weighting.


The content of AS Mathematics is (briefly):  Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors, Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing.

The content of A-Level Mathematics is (briefly):  Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods, Vectors, Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments, Statistical sampling, Data presentation and Interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing.

 

Further Mathematics

Examination Board - EDEXCEL

For the able student who really enjoys Mathematics there is the opportunity to study Further Mathematics.  A-Levels in both subjects would be good for those wishing to study Mathematics, Accountancy, Physics or Engineering at University.

Ideally students will be expected to have gained the equivalent of an A/A* in the new specification GCSE (Grades 7-9), have strong algebra skills, the ability to work independently and to have demonstrated a marked ability in the subject.

SPECIFICATION
AS Further Mathematics is now a standalone one year qualification that can be taken in Year 12 or Year 13. At the end of the year the assessment comprises of two examinations.  Paper 1 is pure content and Paper 2 is optional pure or applied content.  

A-Level Further Mathematics is a two year course assessed at the end of the two years comprising of four 1 hour 30 min papers.  Papers 1 & 2 have pure content and Paper 3 and 4 are optional pure or applied content.

Equal weighting applies for all papers

The content of AS Further Mathematics is (briefly):  Complex numbers, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors, Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions and a choice of two applied areas of study from the fields Discrete Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

The content of A-Level Further Mathematics is (briefly):  Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations, Trigonometry, Coordinate geometry, and the content from two of the three applied fields Discrete Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.

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