Maths A Level

Level Three
Exam Board: Edexcel
Assessment: 100% Examination (3 papers all worth 33.3% of the final grade)

Course Content

Paper 1 and paper 2 content
Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors

Paper 3 content
Section A: Statistics
Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and statistical hypothesis testing
Section B: Mechanics
Quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws and moments

Why Study Mathematics?

  • Maths will help you in your other subjects. Subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Computing, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, (and many more) rely on you having good mathematical skills.
  • Mathematics A-Level is well respected by employers and admissions tutors for all degree subjects. A-level Mathematics gives you transferable skills for the real world, logical skills, analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • The figures add up. Forecasts predict that 2,400,000 people with STEM skills are needed to enter the workforce from 2017. As technology continues to develop, more mathematically reliant jobs are created.
  • To be rich! On average people who have studied A-level Maths earn 10% more than those who haven’t. Even those who don’t get the top grades earn 8% more. Earning potential is huge in certain areas.
  • It’s fun! If you enjoyed and succeeded at GCSE Maths then you will love A-level Maths! There is much more of the fun stuff (algebra)!

Why choose The Deanery?

  • Outstanding success rates: In 2017 A level Mathematics had a 100% pass rate.
  • Exceptional value added: Many students achieve grades higher than their target grades and study mathematics at undergraduate level.
  • Smaller class sizes: All Mathematics course enable students to access the support they need to achieve the best results possible and individual support is available on a daily basis.
  • Personalised study: Students are given extra resources or extension material to enable them to challenge themselves ready for the examinations and undergraduate study
  • Extensive enrichment opportunities available including:
    • Trips to Universities including Russell group Universities.
    • Residential stays at Oxbridge
    • University STEM days
    • UK Mathematics challenges
    • Individual support with University applications for Mathematics including practice interviews and STEP / AEA paper support.

What could this subject lead to?

Mathematics at A level, or degree level, is a highly respected qualification and can lead to a diverse range of careers: Advertising & Marketing, Finance & Banking, Business & Operational Research, Insurance & Risk Civil Service, Engineering, IT & Computers, Medicine and Health, The Natural and Life Sciences and many more.

What support is available for A Level Maths students?

  • Weekly intervention sessions on a Monday evening 3-4pm.
  • Additional intervention sessions on request (during study periods and 1-1s at 3-4pm).
  • Module revision days – held the day before the module exam.
  • Revision mornings – held the morning of the exam (starting as early as 7.30am).
  • Study leave revision sessions are available in all periods during study leave (staffed by A Level Maths teachers).
  • Easter School and May Half Term School.
  • Module Study Packs.
  • Module Re-sit Classes
  • Students can complete extra qualifications such as AEA and STEP.

AS Level Mathematics – Course Information

From September 2017, the AS level Mathematics course is a 1-year linear course with all exams being taken at the end of the year. If a student then continues to the full A level, the AS grade will be discounted. Below are details of the syllabus content and assessment details.

Core Content Assessment details
 

  • A: Proof
  • B: Algebra and functions
  • C: Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • D: Sequences and series
  • E: Trigonometry
  • F: Exponentials and logarithms
  • G: Differentiation
  • H: Integration
  • J: Vectors
  • K: Statistical sampling
  • L: Data presentation and interpretation
  • M: Probability
  • N: Statistical distributions
  • O: Statistical hypothesis testing
  • P: Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Q: Kinematics
  • R: Forces and Newton’s laws

 

 

 

Both exams last for 1 hour 30 minutes, count 50% of the overall As grade and are out of 80 marks.

Paper 1 content

  • A: Proof
  • B: Algebra and functions
  • C: Coordinate geometry
  • D: Sequences and series
  • E: Trigonometry
  • F: Exponentials and logarithms
  • G: Differentiation
  • H: Integration
  • J: Vectors
  • P: Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Q: Kinematics
  • R: Forces and Newton’s laws

Paper 2 content

  • A: Proof
  • B: Algebra and functions
  • C: Coordinate geometry
  • D: Sequences and series
  • E: Trigonometry
  • F: Exponentials and logarithms
  • G: Differentiation
  • H: Integration
  • K: Statistical sampling
  • L: Data presentation and interpretation
  • M: Probability
  • N: Statistical distributions
  • O: Statistical hypothesis testing

A Level Mathematics – Course Information

From September 2017, the A level Mathematics course is a 2 year linear course with all exams being taken at the end of the second year. Below are details of the syllabus content and assessment details.

Core Content Assessment details
 

  • A: Proof
  • B: Algebra and functions
  • C: Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • D: Sequences and series
  • E: Trigonometry
  • F: Exponentials and logarithms
  • G: Differentiation
  • H: Integration
  • I: Numerical methods
  • J: Vectors
  • K: Statistical sampling
  • L: Data presentation and interpretation
  • M: Probability
  • N: Statistical distributions
  • O: Statistical hypothesis testing
  • P: Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Q: Kinematics
  • R: Forces and Newton’s laws
  • S: Moments

 

All exams last for 2 hours and are worth 100 marks. Each count 1/3 of the overall grade.

Paper 1 content

  • A: Proof
  • B: Algebra and functions
  • C: Coordinate geometry
  • D: Sequences and series
  • E: Trigonometry
  • F: Exponentials and logarithms
  • G: Differentiation
  • H: Integration
  • I: Numerical methods

Paper 2 content

Any content from Paper 1 and content from:

  • J: Vectors
  • P: Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Q: Kinematics
  • R: Forces and Newton’s laws
  • S: Moments

Paper 3 content

Any content from Paper 1 and content from:

  • K: Statistical sampling
  • L: Data presentation and Interpretation
  • M: Probability
  • N: Statistical distributions
  • O: Statistical hypothesis testing

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