MATHEMATICS

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YEAR 12 STUDENT

I get a lot of serotonin when I see the maths questions because they make you think a lot and getting them correct makes me happy for the rest of my day because I get so proud of myself!

WHY STUDY MATHEMATICS?

Mathematics is the foundation of nearly all science and economic-based disciplines, from physicists and geographers to bankers and engineers.

Mathematics A level students and graduates are in high demand by employers as you develop key employability skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience.

COURSE CONTENT

Pure

  • Proof

  • Algebra and functions

  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

  • Sequences and series

  • Trigonometry

  • Exponentials and logarithms

  • Differentiation

  • Integration

  • Numerical methods

  • Vectors

 

Statistics and Mechanics

  • Statistical sampling

  • Data presentation and interpretation

  • Probability

  • Statistical distributions

  • Statistical hypothesis testing

  • Quantities and units in mechanics

  • Kinematics

  • Forces and Newton’s laws

  • Moments

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

  • www.qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html

  • Number, the Language of Science - Tobias Danzig

  • Against the Gods: The Remarkable story of Risk - Peter Bernstein

  • A Brief History of Infinity - Brian Clegg

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity: The Life and Genius of Ramanujan - Robert Knigel

  • A Mathematician’s Apology - GH Hardy

  • Any books by John Barrow, eg The Book of Nothing

  • The Music of the Primes - Marcus du Sautoy

  • Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times - Morris Kline

ASSESSMENTS

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Mathematics 1

2hrs (33.3%)

Paper 2: Mathematics 2

2hrs (33.3%)

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

2hrs (33.3%)

HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTES

All Sciences / Engineering / Computer Science / Economics / Architecture / Mathematics

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Legal  Executive / Teaching / Stockbroking / Chartered Accountancy / Finance / Banking / Science / Engineering

EXAM BOARD: Pearson

COURSE CODE: 9MA0

COURSE TYPE: A Level

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