What Will I Study?

AS Maths

Section A: Statistics
Topic 1 - Proof Topic 1 - Statistical sampling
Topic 2 - Algebra and functions Topic 2 - Data presentation and interpretation
Topic 3 - Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane Topic 3 - Probability
Topic 4 - Sequences and series Topic 4 – Statistical distributions
Topic 5 - Trigonometry Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing
Topic 6 - Exponentials and logarithms Section B: Mechanics
Topic 7 - Differentiation Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics
Topic 8 - Integration Topic 7 – Kinematics
Topic 9 - Vectors Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws
A2 Maths
Section A: Statistics
Topic 1 - Proof Topic 1 - Statistical sampling
Topic 2 - Algebra and functions Topic 2 - Data presentation and interpretation
Topic 3 - Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane Topic 3 - Probability
Topic 4 - Sequences and series Topic 4 – Statistical distributions
Topic 5 - Trigonometry Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing
Topic 6 - Exponentials and logarithms Section B: Mechanics
Topic 7 - Differentiation Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics
Topic 8 - Integration Topic 7 – Kinematics
Topic 9 – Numerical methods Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws
Topic 10 - Vectors Topic 9 - Moments

Entry Requirements

Students require a Grade 5 or above in GCSE Higher Mathematics.

Assessment

AS Maths

  • Paper 1 – Core Mathematics, 2hrs, 62.5% of Qualification
  • Paper 2 – Statistics and Mechanics, 1hr 15min, 37.5% of Qualification

A2 Maths

  • Paper 1 – Core Mathematics, 2hrs, 33.3% of Qualification
  • Paper 2 – Core Mathematics, 2hrs, 33.3% of Qualification
  • Paper 3 – Statistics and Mechanics, 2hrs, 33.3% of Qualification

Where Next?

If you want to continue your study of Mathematics further you could follow a course in Mathematics level. Degree courses that benefit from A Level Mathematics include economics, medicine, architecture, engineering, accountancy, teaching, psychology, physics and IT. 27 Researchers at the London school of Economics have recently found that people who have studied Mathematics can expect to earn up to 11% more than their colleagues.

Department Staff

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