A level Mathematics Edexcel
Students will need to have obtained at least 5 Grade 5s or above, including English and Maths. Plus, subject specific criteria for each intended subject at A Level:
Maths - at least a Grade 6 at GCSE.
Over the 2 years of study you will study topics in both Pure and Applied Mathematics. Pure Mathematics is an extension of the number, algebra and geometry areas studied at GCSE in higher along with new topics differentiation and integration (calculus). In Applied Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics will be studied over both years. Mechanics is the study of motion and forces acting objects in the real world. Statistics develops skills learnt at GCSE and introduces new techniques with probability.
A level Mathematics is assessed at the end of 2 years of study over three exam papers, all of which allow the use of a calculator.
- Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (2 hours)
- Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (2 hours)
- Paper 3: Mechanics and Statistics (2 hours)
What students say:
Not only do I enjoy doing maths but it helps me to understand Chemistry and Biology
It starts the same as GCSE but then new topics are introduced. I really like the fact that I know if the answer is right or wrong.