Maths is about solving problems and detecting patterns, predicting behaviour and outcomes. It provides a way of understanding and describing the world around us. A level mathematics gives you the tools to study and understand abstract ideas and analytical processes.
By studying A Level Mathematics you will develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes and also develop the ability to reason logically and recognise incorrect reason. This course will give you the skills to represent a situation mathematically, i.e. be able to model real-life situations. You will also develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, the world of work and to society in general. The course will also enable you to acquire the skills needed to use technology effectively in problem solving.
You will have a Personal Coach who supports and guides you through the course. You will meet with your coach for group meetings and for personal one to one meetings on a regular basis.
Exam Board: Edexcel
What do I need to know or be able to do before taking this course?
The qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and process skills inherent in GCSE Mathematics and Science. A-level course comprise content covering pure maths, statistics and mechanics. The pure maths focusses on the underlying principles of mathematics such as algebra and trigonometry, building on your knowledge from GCSE. The statistics and mechanics content enables you to apply mathematical concepts to real life problems, such as analysing data, engineering, physics and business.
A Level Mathematics covers the following topics:
What will I learn?
Maths is one of the best subjects to develop your analytical, research and problem-solving skills. Not only will studying maths help give you the knowledge to tackle scientific, mechanical, coding and abstract problems, it will also help you develop logic to tackle everyday issues like planning projects, managing budgets and even debating effectively.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit school assessments at the end of each half-term to monitor you progress and an AS exam in the summer of year 12.
In June, Year 13 you will sit your external examinations. The exams will comprise of:
Paper 1: 2 hours, 100 marks, 33⅓% of A Level
Paper 2: 2 hours, 100 marks, 33⅓% of A Level
Paper 3: 2 hours, 100 marks, 33⅓% of A Level
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