The course continues to build on all areas of mathematics
covered in GCSE. There is a large focus on algebra skills as
well as an increased emphasis on problem solving.
Topics covered include: proof, algebra and functions,
coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, sequences
and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms,
differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.
In addition to the pure topics, there are sections of the
course covering applied mathematics:
• Statistical sampling
• Data presentation and interpretation
• Statistical distributions
• Statistical hypothesis testing
• Quantities and units in mechanics
• Forces and Newton's laws
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language.
Grade 6 in Mathematics
Mathematics is well respected by many employers and is an
excellent subject for entry into higher education.
Mathematics combines well with a range of A Level courses,
particularly Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Economics. It also
complements the study of Product Design and Psychology.
Students that have studied mathematics are in a fortunate
position of having a fantastic choice of career. This course leads
directly into the sciences, engineering, computer sciences and,
of course, mathematics degrees.