A Level Maths Course Information
MATHEMATICS  EDEXCEL
Prerequisites : 
GCSE Grade 7 to 9 (A high grade 6 may be acceptable) 
Good Subject Combinations 
Physics, Geography, Biology, Sociology, Chemistry and Psychology 
Possible Career Pathways 
Accounting, Finance, Teaching, Statistical work, Engineering, Computing, Management 

Our students excel at A level mathematics. Approximately 30% of our students gain an A*/A grade and 75% gain an A* to C each year (from 2010 to 2017 )

The new A Level Maths course consists of pure maths, statistics and mechanics. All are examined.

Pure Maths consists of topics involving algebra, trigonometry, coordinate 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 fx991EX Classwiz.

It is intended that you will sit the full A level at the end of year 13, however students may be advised to sit the A/S at the end of year 12 if they are struggling with the demands of the A level.
A/S Maths ( End of year 12 )
Paper 1: Pure Maths 100 marks 2 hours
Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics 60 marks 1 Hour 15 mins
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