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. Mandatory Papers: 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 Mathematics at grade 8.