Exam Board Entry Requirements Subject Leader
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.


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.