TOPICS IN YEAR 1
Linear, quadratic and polynomial equations, coordinate geometry and graphs, introductory calculus, indices and logarithms, trigonometry and vectors.
Measures of location and dispersion, sampling and probability.
Newton’s laws of motion and kinematics in one dimension.
TOPICS IN YEAR 2
Sequences and series, further calculus and trigonometry, parametric equations, differential equations and numerical methods.
Statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.
Kinematics in two dimensions, statics and equilibrium.
A-level Mathematics will build on many of the topics covered at GCSE. However, there will be a greater emphasis on mathematical modelling, problem solving, reasoning and proof. You will also study two applied branches of mathematics, mechanics and statistics alongside pure mathematics. In the statistics component of the course, you will learn how to use statistical software to analyse a large data set.
You will be assessed at the end of the second year with three two-hour exams. You can use a calculator in all three exams. There are no exams at the end of the first year. The exams will test your understanding of all topics covered in the course.
Two thirds of the questions will be on pure mathematics and the remaining third will cover statistics and mechanics.
Undergraduate Degree Options
Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Accountancy, Teaching or Engineering, specialising in either Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
Possible Career Options
Mathematics A-level is highly-admired and sort after by universities and employers. It is useful for many professions and courses which require problem solving, logical thinking and creativity. These include: