A Level Mathematics (Edexcel) is a fascinating subject to study. The course deals with developing logic and problem solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of areas. Maths helps to support the study of subjects including physics, chemistry, engineering, IT, economics, business, psychology and biology.
Students study towards 3 exams in A Level Mathematics; these are Pure Mathematics 1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Applied Mathematics. The Pure maths topics further develop the GCSE topics of algebra, functions, graphs and trigonometry and introduce new topics such as logarithms and calculus. The Applied topics cover more tangible areas of maths with a mixture of Mechanics and Statistics being taught.
Continuous assessment will be used to inform the students progression in to Year 13.
Each of the 3 modules is tested through a 2 hour written paper in June of Year 13.
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics
Mathematics helps us in
all aspects of life, whether it be when we’re out shopping, adapting a recipe or general problem solving, so mathematics will aid all students whatever path they choose to take. Students who enjoy mathematics can go onto study any of the following courses at University:
- Any engineering related course.
- Any science related courses.
- Any business/economics courses.
- Any computing courses.
Also, many employers favour applicants who have a
good mathematics background. Employers generally want to employ people who have shown that they can solve problems and a solid maths qualification provides this proof.