Maths

## Course Overview

Aims and objectives

• Understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study.
• Use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy.
• make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning.
• read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding.
• take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

## Qualification Details

• Qualification: Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Mathematics
• Exam Board: Edexcel

### Course Teacher Profile CTL

Mrs. Bradley-Smith is the AVP for Maths in the Amethyst Sixth Form

## Course Requirements

To enrol for the A Level Maths course you must have the following…

• Must have GCSE #### Year 1 AS Level Summary

Pure Mathematics

• Proof
• Algebra and Functions
• Coordinate Geometry
• Sequences and Series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and Logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Vectors

Statistics

• Statistical Sampling
• Data Presentations and Interpretation
• Probability
• Statistical Distributions
• Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Mechanics

• Quantities and Units in Mechanics
• Kinematics
• Forces and Newton’s Laws

Paper 1: Pure Maths (2 Hours)
62.5% of the Qualification

Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics (1 Hour and 15 Minutes)
37.5% of the Qualification #### Year 2 Summary

Pure Mathematics

• Proof
• Algebra and Functions
• Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane
• Sequences and Series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and Logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Numerical Methods
• Vectors

Statistics

• Statistical Sampling
• Data Presentations and Interpretation
• Probability
• Statistical Distributions
• Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Mechanics

• Quantities and Units in Mechanics
• Kinematics
• Forces and Newton’s Laws
• Moments

Paper 1: Pure Maths (2 Hours)
33.3% of the Qualification

Paper 2: Pure Maths (2 Hours)
33.3% of the Qualification

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (2 Hours)
33.3% of the Qualification #### Careers and Next Steps

Whatever your career ideas, earning potential is always worth considering. Did you know that passing a STEM subject at A Level (science, technology, engineering or Maths) can give you a salary advantage of 15% over those who don’t? So, your A level job prospects are boosted already, whether or not you decide to do a degree.

If you do take it further and study a STEM subject at university, you could earn up to £250,000 more than the average graduate, over the course of your career.

Careers choices for pupils who have study Maths at A Level:

• Teaching
• Actuarial Science
• Computer Science
• Finance
• Biomathematics
• Law
• Medicine

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