Mathematics

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Mathematics

Mathematics at A level provides an opportunity to extend knowledge, skills and techniques learnt at GCSE. Pure Mathematics develops the framework and Applied Mathematics in Statistics and Mechanics puts the skills to use in solving real-world problems. Such a qualification is highly sought after by universities

Examination Board AQA

Sixth Form > Our Pathways

Mathematics

Mathematics at A level provides an opportunity to extend knowledge, skills and techniques learnt at GCSE. Pure Mathematics develops the framework and Applied Mathematics in Statistics and Mechanics puts the skills to use in solving real-world problems. Such a qualification is highly sought after by universities

Examination Board AQA

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  • Course Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Assessment Information
  • Progression Route
  • How do I prepare?

Course Overview

Mathematics at A level provides an opportunity to extend knowledge, skills and techniques learnt at GCSE. Pure Mathematics develops the framework and Applied Mathematics in Statistics and Mechanics puts the skills to use in solving real-world problems. Such a qualification is highly sought after by universities

 
Pure Mathematics
  • Proof
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Differentiation and Integration
  • Numerical Methods 
 
Statistics
  • Statistical Sampling 
  • Data Presentation and Interpretation 
  • Probability 
  • Statistical Distributions 
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing
 
Mechanics
  • Vectors
  • Quantities and Units in Mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton's Laws
  • Moments
Course Leader of Mathematics

Mr Nichols

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: 

A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. 

 
Special Entry Requirements:
  • GCSE Maths 6+

 

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Paper 1Pure2 hour exam1/3
Paper 2Pure and Mechanics2 hour exam1/3
Paper 3Pure and Statistics2 hour exam1/3

The course consists of three two-hour exams, with no coursework.

Progression Route

An A Level Maths qualification is a valuable key to any scientific degree, but especially one in Medicine or Mathematics itself. Universities value the powers of analysis, the capacity to think logically and the ability to solve problems, which the student has gained.

How do I prepare? 

Recommended Reads
AQA A Level Maths Year 1 & 2 MechanicsStudent Workbook
AQA A Level Maths Year 1 & 2 StatisticsStudent Workbook
Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice with Online EditionCGP New A Level Maths
Mathematics Activities
Mathematics Activities - How to Prepare for A Levels
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Maths Challenge 1- Sketching Quadratics
Maths Challenge 1- Sketching Quadratics
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Course Leader of Mathematics

Mr Nichols

jack.nichols@woodgreenacademy.co.uk