# A Level Maths

## Science and Mathematics

#### What will you be working towards?

Code |
M5 |

Qualification Type |
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent |

Qualification Level |
Level 3 |

Course type |
Full Time |

#### Overview

**A Level Maths**

#### Details

Two-thirds of the work is Pure Mathematics, with one-sixth each of Statistics and Mechanics.

**Pure Mathematics **

Builds on and develops the algebraic and trigonometric techniques students have learnt at GCSE so that they acquire the fluency required for advanced work, and introduces students to a number of topics fundamental to the advanced study of mathematics, such as calculus.

Topics:

• Modelling and Proof

• Algebra

• Polynomials

• Binomial expansion

• Co-ordinate Geometry

• Transformations of Curves

• Sequences and Series

• Exponentials and Logarithms

• Trigonometry

• Differentiation

• Integration

• Numerical Methods

• Vectors

**Statistics **

Enables students to build on and extend the data handling and sampling techniques they have learnt at GCSE. They will apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations using simple probability models, and extend their ability to represent data in bivariate situations, with an emphasis on linear and rank order modelling, and associated hypothesis testing.

Topics:

Statistical Sampling

Data Presentation and Interpretation

Probability

Statistical Distributions

Hypothesis Testing

**Mechanics **

Introduces students to mathematical modelling and to the basic concepts in kinematics, statics and dynamics. They will then develop and extend the range of mechanical concepts which they are able to use in modelling situations.

Topics:

Quantities and Units

Kinematics

Forces and Newton’s Laws

Moments

#### How will it be delivered?

#### Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements with GCSE Mathematics at grade 6 or above.

A good understanding of all GCSE Algebra topics is expected.

#### Your next steps...

**Progression**

In addition to being essential for studying Mathematics at university, A-Level Mathematics is often necessary to gain admission to other university courses, such as Accounts, Economics, Financial Management, Medicine and the sciences.