A-Level Mathematics

A-Level Mathematics

SUBJECT LEADER

Mrs M Lee

EXAM BOARD

AQA

SPECIFICATION LINK

A-Level Maths

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Grade 6 in GCSE mathematics. All students are advised to speak to Mrs Lee or Mrs Copley about the demands of this course and their suitability for study.

Why choose A-Level Mathematics?

Career Opportunities: Mathematics is a versatile qualification, well-respected by employers and a “facilitating” subject for entry to higher education. Careers for men and women with good mathematics skills and qualifications are not only well paid, but they are also often interesting and rewarding.
Employability Skills: The reason why so many employers highly value mathematics qualifications is that these students become better at thinking logically and analytically. The writing of structured solutions, proof and justification of results help you to formulate reasoned arguments
Preparation for Higher Education: For progression to many courses at university it is important to have strong mathematics skills. For most science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree courses A-Level Mathematics is a requirement.
Supporting Other Subjects: The mathematical skills you learn in A Level Mathematics are of great benefit in other A Level subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Geography, Psychology, Economics and Business Studies.
An Interesting Course: A Level Mathematics is an interesting and challenging course which extends the methods you learned at GCSE and includes optional applications of mathematics, such as Statistics and Mechanics. Many subjects make use of statistical information and techniques. An understanding of probability and risk is important in careers like insurance, medicine, engineering and the sciences. Mechanics is particularly useful to students studying physics and engineering.

What you will study in A-Level Mathematics?

There are three strands to the Maths A-Level 2017 qualification:
Pure (Core):
 Proof
 Algebra and functions
 Coordinate geometry
 Sequences and series
 Trigonometry
 Exponentials and logarithms
 Differentiation
 Integration
 Numerical methods
 Vectors


Statistics:
 Statistical sampling
 Data presentation and interpretation
 Probability
 Statistical distributions
 Statistical hypothesis testing


Mechanics:
 Quantities and units in mechanics
 Kinematics
 Forces and Newton’s laws
 Moments

How you will be assessed in A-Level Mathematics?

Three 2 hour exams will be sat at the end of Y13.

Additional Information

For more information please speak to Mrs Lee or Mrs Copley