Exam Board | Entry Requirements | Subject Leader |
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Edexcel | Students must have at least a grade 7 at GCSE | Miss M Carpenter |

To develop an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.

## Summary Pure Mathematics Content

Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods and Vectors.

## Summary Statistical content

Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Distributions – Binomial and Normal, Hypothesis testing.

## Summary Mechanics content

Quantities and units in Mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s Laws, Moments.

## Assessment

The A level consists of 3 two hour papers, each out of 100. Paper 1 and 2 contain questions on any topics in the Pure Mathematics content while Paper 3 is split into Section A - Statistical content and Section B - Mechanics content.

## Progression onto Higher Education/Vocational Destinations

A level Mathematics is an acceptable qualification for degrees in mathematics, biological sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, computer science, medicine and vocational fields such as law, accountancy, surveying etc.

A level mathematics is also an acceptable entry qualification into careers in banking, accountancy and other financial and business areas, engineering, computing, electronics, surveying, architecture, etc.