Maths Courses

Mathematics

     Awarding Body / Specification No:           Edexcel 8MA0/9MA0

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What will you be learning?

From first teaching in 2017 A level Mathematics has become a linear qualification: you will undertake terminal examination in Year 13 covering topics to include:

Pure Mathematics 1: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors.

Pure Mathematics 2: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and series,  Trigonometry, Differentiation, Integration and Numerical methods

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

Mechanics: Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws and Moments.

 

Entry requirements
GCSE Maths grade 7, 8 or 9.

 

How is the course examined or assessed?

Pure Mathematics 1: Written examination: 2 hours 33.33% of the qualification

Pure Mathematics 2: Written examination: 2 hours 33.33% of the qualification

Statistics and Mechanics: Written examination: 2 hours 33.33% of the qualification

All three exams are examined in June.

 

What happens when you have finished?

In addition to a degree in Mathematics it is more often required in other fields of study at university such as Physics, Engineering, Economics and Finance, to name only a few.

 

Further Maths

Awarding Body / Specification No: Edexcel 8FM0/9FM0

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What will you be learning?

From first teaching in 2017 A level Further Mathematics has become a linear qualification: you will undertake terminal examination in Year 13. There is a possibility of taking an exam at the end of Year 12 if you wish to study AS only.

The major elements of this course will focus on the Pure Core, Mechanics, and Statistics in greater depth expanding and developing your knowledge, mathematical thinking and argument skills beyond that expected in the Mathematics Core.

In Year 12, you will study Core Pure 1, Further Statistics 1 and Further Mechanics 1.

Core Pure 1: Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Series and Vectors

Further Statistics 1: Discrete Random Variables, Poisson distribution and Chi-squared tests.

Further Mechanics 1: Momentum and impulse, Work, Energy and Power and Elastic Collisions.

In Year 13, you will study Core Pure 2, as well as continuing Further Statistics 1 and Further Mechanics 1.

Core Pure 2: Complex numbers, Series, Further calculus, Polar coordinates, Volumes of Revolution, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations.

Further Statistics 1: Geometric and Negative Binomial, Central Limit Theorem, Probability Generating Functions and Quality of Tests.

Further Mechanics 1: Elastic Strings and Springs, Elastic Collisions in two dimensions.

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths grade 8 or 9.

 

How is the course examined or assessed?

Core Pure Maths: Written Examination: 2 hours 50% of the qualification

FS1 and FM1: Written Examination: 2 hours 50% of the qualification.

Both exams are taken at the end of Year 13.

 

What happens when you have finished?

This course will broaden your knowledge of Maths and will set you apart from other students when applying for Maths or related courses at University. It is a requirement to apply for Maths courses at most of the top Universities, and is either required or very highly recommended for some Physics and Engineering courses.