Mathematics

Course Content

Pure mathematics includes proof, algebra, graphs, sequences, trigonometry, logarithms, calculus and vectors.

 

Statistics includes working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, using binomial and Normal distributions as models and statistical hypothesis testing.

 

Mechanics includes kinematics, motion under gravity, working with forces including friction, Newton’s laws and simple moments.

 

Assessment:

 

There will be three examination papers, at the end of the course, to assess all the content:

Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (01), a 2 hour paper assessing pure mathematics and mechanics. This is worth 36.4% of the total A Level.

 

Pure Mathematics and Statistics (02), a 2 hour paper assessing pure mathematics and

Statistics. This is worth 36.4% of the total A Level.

 

Pure Mathematics and Comprehension (03), a 2 hour paper assessing pure mathematics. This is worth 27.3% of the total A Level.

Progression into careers via:

Many universities consider Mathematics as one of the most valuable A Levels. It is a pre-requisite for some courses (Physics, ICT, Accountancy, Mathematics, Statistics), and if you are considering a career in the area of Mathematics, Further Maths at A Level would certainly be advantageous, and a pre-requisite for most universities. You will have the opportunity to develop decision making and problem solving skills, transferable to any career path you choose to follow.

Length of Course:

2 years

Examination Board:

OCR MEI

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