The main focus of this A Level is Pure Mathematics. Covering topics which tend to be mainly algebraic in nature, students develop their understanding of these concepts and improve their logical reasoning skills so they can begin to solve challenges that occur frequently in modern day life. As the course develops, the topics become increasingly related to real life and it becomes clearer how these powerful new techniques can be related to industry and the financial world. Other branches of Mathematics studied are Statistics and Mechanics. These topics have a more specific, but equally important, relevance to life.
Exam board: Edexcel
Essential Entry Requirements: Standard Sixth Form requirements and grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics
Preferred Entry Requirements: Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics
The A Level in Maths will consist of three two hour exams in June of Year 2.
We provide: In class access to:-
In Year 1:
Edexcel Year 1 Pure mathematics, 978-1-292-18339-8
Edexcel Year 1 Applied mathematics, 978-1-292-23253-9
In Year 2:
Edexcel Year 2 Pure mathematics, 978-1-292-18340-4
Edexcel Year 2 Applied mathematics, 978-1-4469-4407-3
Students wishing to use Year 1 textbooks for revision in Year 2 will be expected to purchase them.
Other costs: To be met by students
A-level mathematics revision guide, CGP, 978-1-78294-808-7
Scientific calculator is CASIO ‘ClassWiz’ fx-991EX - £25 (This specific model is ESSENTIAL – speak to the maths department if you need advice before purchasing)
Graphical Calculator – CASIO fx-CG50 (optional but recommended, about £85 if purchased through the school)
Trip to Maths Inspiration Show - Approximately £20 (optional but highly recommended)