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Course Name: Mathematics
Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Course Specification

What will you study?

Three branches of mathematics will be studied. They do, however all interlink with each other. An overview for each branch is as follows:

Pure Maths
  • Algebraic skills
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Functions and different representations of them
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Kinematics of a particle
  • Dynamics of a particle
  • Forces in equilibrium
  • Measures of dispersion and location
  • Distributions of data
  • Probability
  • Correlation and regression

What skills will you develop?

The new A level ready to begin in 2017 will focus on three main areas of mathematical understanding:

  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Mathematical Proof

How will you be assessed?

3 exams at the end of year 13. Each is worth one-third of your final grade.  

Paper 1 and Paper 2 (2 hours each)

Pure Mathematics 

Paper 3 (2 hours)

Mechanics and Statistics