Maths

Summary

This two-year Maths A Level course is an enabling subject which emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how mathematics can be applied to model situations.  It is the natural progression route for those who have studied GCSE Maths and wish to take their studies further. You will learn about mathematical argument, language and proof as well as mathematical problem solving and modelling

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Architect, actuary, accountant, cartographer, data analyst, engineer, financial analyst, investment banker, project manager, quantity surveyor, retail analyst, software engineer, web designer.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics.

Topics you'll cover

OVER TWO YEARS:

PURE MATHEMATICS:

  • Proof, algebra and functions
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Sequences and series
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Numerical methods and vectors.

STATISTICS:

  • Statistical sampling, distributions and hypothesis testing
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability.

MECHANICS:

  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics and moments
  • Forces and Newton’s laws.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three exams
  • Exam board: Pearson - Edexcel
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language and a grade 6 in Maths.

Additional information

FEES:

You will be required to pay a course fee of £40 for materials and resources used in the course. This includes a Casio FX-991EX Classwiz calculator. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown.