In the 2 year course students will prepare for four externally examined papers. The following overarching themes should be applied across the whole of the detailed content in the specification:
1. Mathematical argument, language and proof
2. Mathematical problem solving
3. Mathematical modelling.
Pure Core 1 & Pure Core 2: Proof, complex numbers, matrices, further vectors, further algebra, series, hyperbolic functions, further calculus, polar coordinates, differential equations.
Mechanics: Dimensional analysis, work, energy and power, impulse and momentum, centre of mass, motion in a circle, further dynamics and kinematics.
Statistics: Probability, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, linear combinations of random variables, hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, chi-squared tests, non-parametric tests, correlation, linear regression.
Additional pure mathematics: Sequences and series, number theory, groups, further vectors, surfaces and partial differentiation, further calculus.
Discrete Mathematics: Mathematical preliminaries, graphs and networks, algorithms, network algorithms, decision making in project management, graphical linear programming, the simplex algorithm, game theory.
Sixth Form entry requirements, including GCSE Mathematics at grade 8.