MATHEMATICS
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 economicbased 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 problemsolving, 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/edexcelalevels/mathematics2017.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