St Peter's School
A level Mathematics aims to encourage students to develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence fosters enjoyment and develops:
- an ability to reason logically
- an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different
areas of mathematics can be connected
- a recognition of how a situation may be represented mathematically
- the use of mathematics as an effective means of communication
- an ability to read and comprehend mathematical arguments
- the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers and effectively
recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations
- an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study
The content of A level Mathematics falls into four areas:
- Mathematical Processes consisting of mathematical argument and language, problem-solving and mathematical modelling.
- Pure Mathematics which includes proof, algebra, graphs, sequence, trigonometry, logarithms, calculus and vectors.
- Mechanics which includes kinematics, motion, under gravity, working with forces including friction, Newton’s laws and simple moments.
- Statistics which includes working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, using binominal and Nominal distribution as models and statistical hypothesis testing.
- Paper 1 - 2hr
- Paper 2 - 2hr
- Paper 3 - 2hr
Statistics and Mechanics
Examination Board: Edexcel
Mathematics is a required or strongly recommend subject for entry to a number of degree courses in the areas of Science, Engineering, Economics, Psychology, Computing and a range of Biological Sciences.
You must investigate the level of Mathematics required if these are subject areas you wish to pursue at university.