# MATHEMATICS AS / A LEVEL

**Exam Board:** Edexcel

**Entry Requirements: **6+ in Mathematics

**Course Description:**

The course has been reformed and composes of two-thirds Pure Mathematics, and one-third covers Mechanics and Statistics.

**Year 12**

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Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Series, Graphs, Trigonometry, Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Radian Measure and Logarithms

Mechanics:** **Kinematics and Dynamics of a Moving Particle, Equilibrium, Uniform Motion, Momentum and Friction

Statistics:** **Modelling, Representations of Data, Correlation, Regression, Discrete Random Variables, Probability, Normal Distribution

Students will be assessed at the end of Year 12 through the AS Level examination, and so will sit a 2h Pure Mathematics exam and a 1h exam covering both Mechanics and Statistics.

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**Year 13 **

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Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Functions, Exponentials, Graphs, Trigonometry, Calculus, Parametric Equations and Vectors

Mechanics: Vectors, Equilibrium, Uniform Motion, Work, Energy, Power, Momentum, Centres of Gravity and Friction

Statistics: Binomial & Poisson Distributions, Continuous Random Variables, Continuous Distributions, Hypothesis Testing

At the end of Year 13 students will sit two 2h Pure Mathematics exams, and a 2h exam in Mechanics and Statistics. All three A-Level exams will cover content from both Year 12 and Year 13.

## FURTHER MATHEMATICS AS / A LEVEL

**Entry Requirements: **7+ in Mathematics

This is a two-year course offering the chance to gain a highly prestigious A-Level. This course is only for the best Mathematics students who have proved their ability to handle abstract concepts in GCSE Mathematics.

Further Mathematics is composed of four modules in the linear course. 50% of the course is the mandatory Pure content. There are then two other choices which could be Further Pure, Mechanics, Statistics and/or Decision Mathematics.

## MATHEMATICS IN CONTEXT (L3 Core Mathematics)

**Entry Requirements: 5**+ in Mathematics

This is a relatively new course that is well suited for students for students who wish to apply maths to their Sixth Form studies and beyond. It is designed for those students who achieve A*-C in GCSE Maths and would like to continue to their study of mathematics but may not feel that the full A Level Mathematics course is suitable.

This is an excellent option for students who wish to study a Science A-Level, or Psychology, Sociology or Economics. The emphasis will be on problem-solving and applying mathematical solutions to real-life situations – so this course will help to develop students’ ability to cope with the increased mathematical challenge represented in the newly reformed A-Levels in these subjects.

Pearson Edexcel will be the Specification we will be following- Level 3 certificate in mathematics in context

Teaching time is 180 hours spread over 2 years. An alternative to AS and A-level Maths but is equivalent to an AS, graded A to E.

**Contact Name: **Ms B Shah (bshah@lampton.org.uk)