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Course Information

Mathematics 2020/2022


This course will develop knowledge and skills to help model and solve complex mathematical situations. It gives insight into how mathematical models predict the world around us. It builds on the understanding and problem solving techniques established at Higher GCSE, including Algebraic Manipulation and Trigonometry, as well as introducing new areas of Mathematics such as Calculus. The content of this course is two thirds Pure Mathematics (two exams) and one third Statistics and Mechanics in equal proportions (one exam). The Mechanics element of the A level pairs well with Physics A Level, however, this is not a requirement for the course. Students will be required to have a calculator more advanced than the GCSE Scientific calculator. Purchasing these will be organised through the school at a discounted rate when the course commences in September.

In the Mathematics Faculty there is an expectation that students build on their work outside of lessons to consolidate their understanding. Individual support and guidance is given to all students, with additional support sessions provided three times a week. We provide opportunities for diagnosis and therapy in class, encouraging peer support, reflective time and ways to improve.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification Title: Mathematics A Level
Qualification Specification Code: 9371
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements, plus minimum Mathematics GCSE grade 6 or above but preferably grade 7 or above

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
• Two units of Core Mathematics
• One unit of Applied Mathematics (this includes Statistics and Mechanics)

Possible Career Paths

Mathematics, Science and Technology based degrees, Architecture, Engineering, Finance, Medical degrees, Computing, Law, Economics, Business and Management.

This course will provide students with key employable skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience. We aim to create confident, independent thinkers and decision makers that can work effectively. This A Level is a versatile qualification that is well respected by employers and Higher Education, and provides excellent preparation for a wide range of University courses.

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mr Cooper

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