Maths (A Level)

Edexcel A-Level Maths

Studying Maths is a great way to build analytical, research and problem solving skills and can help you develop logic for everyday tasks like planning projects and managing your money. Maths is seen as a “facilitating” subject by all universities meaning that it is highly regarded by universities no matter what you wish to study and is currently the most popular A Level in the country. In fact, many top universities and courses now require Maths A-Level even though it may not seem like it is applicable eg. Psychology, Sociology and Geography!

Research has shown that STEM graduates can earn 250K more than average and having one STEM subject at A Level can boost your earnings by 15%, this increase to 33% for two STEM A Levels.

Entry requirements: Students need a minimum of a Grade 6 to be able to be enrolled on the Maths course. Students on a grade 6 will need to complete a summer work booklet covering algebra and coordinate geometry skills from GCSE.

Career opportunities: Maths can take you on to a huge range of amazing and exciting careers particularly including aerospace and defence, biosciences, engineering, banking and finance, IT, science and research. 

What will I study?

Pure Maths: Proof, algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the {x) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry. Exponentials and logarithmic, 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 is it assessed?:

Pure Maths consists of 2 exam papers, 2 hours, 100 marks each.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics content. Students must answer all questions. Calculators can be used in the assessment.

Statistics and Mechanics is 1 exam paper, 2 hours, 100 marks. Statistics content is in Section A and Mechanics content in Section B.

Homework Policy: Homework is a mixture of exam practice on paper and using the Integral Maths website.

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