Pure mathematics will introduce proof, algebra and functions, graphs and transformations, coordinate geometry, binomial expansion, trigonometry, exponential and logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors.
Statistics and mechanics will introduce applied mathematics and looking at the following topics data presentation and interpretation, interpolation, probability, binomial distribution, hypothesis testing, kinematics and forces.
Pure Mathematics 2 consists of some familiar topics from Pure 1 but deepening and extending the topics further and it also introduces new topics such as numerical methods, arithmetic & geometric
Series and parametric equations.
Statistics and mechanics 2 again will have familiar topics from the first year and introduce the following, regression and correlation, conditional probability, normal distribution, moments, friction and projectiles.
At the end of the second year you will sit three examinations. Two ‘pure' examinations and a ‘statistics & mechanics’ examination.
5 GCSE or equivalent grades at 4 or above including a 6 in Mathematics.
You could take this course with other Advanced Level courses to prepare for Higher Education in areas of mathematics, engineering, economics, physics or more general Higher Education courses. Mathematics is a course that is very versatile and is well looked at by universities for a wide variety of courses.
With further training, you could go into employment related to mathematics such as engineering, accountancy, economics, financial advice or operational research.
For those students who want to take maths to an even deeper level should consider taking ‘further mathematics’ as an additional A-level. Some universities have further maths as a requirement for students who wish to study mathematics to degree level.