Maths

Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Mathematics

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

Mrs L. Bradley-Smith

Mrs L. Bradley-Smith

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…

  •  Maths Grade 7
  • English Grade 5
  • 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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