Mathematics, A Level (level 3)

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Ma1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).

Details

Unit 1: Pure Mathematics 1

1. Proof.
2. Algebra & functions.
3. Coordinate geometry in the x-y plane.
4. Sequences & series.
5. Trigonometry.
6. Exponentials & logarithms.
7. Differentiation.
8. Integration.
9. Numerical methods.
10. Vectors. 

Questions may be set on any of the ten topics listed previously. 

Unit 2: Pure Mathematics 2

1. Proof.
2. Algebra & functions.
3. Coordinate geometry in the x-y plane.
4. Sequences & series.
5. Trigonometry.
6. Exponentials & logarithms.
7. Differentiation.
8. Integration.
9. Numerical methods.
10. Vectors.

Just as for paper 1, questions may be set on any of the ten listed topics. 

Unit 3: Statistics and Mechanics

Section A:

1. Statistical sampling.
2. Data presentation and interpretation.
3. Probability.
4. Statistical distributions.
5. Statistical hypothesis testing.

Section B:

6. Quantities and units in mechanics.
7. Kinematics.
8. Forces and Newton’s laws.
9. Moments.

How will it be delivered?

100% Examination

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in mathematics

Your next steps...

Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. Students who take mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for any mathematically rich degree.

On the successful completion of A level mathematics, students will be able to progress to university courses including (but not limited to): mathematics, accountancy, actuarial studies, architecture, operational research and computing. It is also the pre-requisite for many engineering and science based courses.

A Level mathematics is also useful for those intending to go into employment that requires strong mathematical ability. A level mathematics is highly regarded by employers and can lead into many professions including: civil service, army, RAF, navy, police and education.

Since mathematics is a facilitating subject, a grade C or above can boost an application for almost any route into higher education