The main focus of this A Level is Pure Mathematics. Covering topics which tend to be mainly algebraic in nature, students develop their understanding of these concepts and improve their logical reasoning skills so they can begin to solve challenges that occur frequently in modern day life. As the course develops, the topics become increasingly related to real life and it becomes clearer how these powerful new techniques can be related to industry and the financial world. Other branches of Mathematics studied are Statistics and Mechanics. These topics have a more specific, but equally important, relevance to life.
Exam board: Edexcel
Essential Entry Requirements: Standard Sixth Form requirements and grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics
Preferred Entry Requirements: Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics
Pre-Course Material: This is available here.
The A Level in Maths will consist of three two hour exams in June of Year 2.
Trip to Maths Inspiration Show - Approximately £17 (optional but highly recommended)
Scientific calculator is CASIO ‘ClassWiz’ fx-991EX - £25 (This specific model is ESSENTIAL – speak to the maths department if you need advice before purchasing)
Graphical Calculator - £40-£50 (optional but strongly advised for Further Maths)
Textbooks are available for use in school, but students will need to purchase their own for home use.