Mathematics

A LEVEL 

A Level Mathematics is a stimulating and challenging course. Studying Mathematics will:
 
  • develop key employability skills such as problem solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience;
  • increase knowledge and understanding of mathematical techniques and their applications;
  • support the study of other A level subjects;
  • provide excellent preparation for a wide range of university courses;
  • lead to a versatile qualification that is well respected by employers and higher education.
 

Curriculum

Year 1
Pure Mathematics:
Algebraic Expressions; Quadratic Functions; Equations and Inequalities; Graphs and Transformations; Straight-line Graphs; Circles; Algebraic Division, Factor Theorem and Proof; The Binomial Expansion; Trigonometric Ratios and Graphs; Trigonometric Identities and Equations; Vectors; Differentiation; Integration; Exponential Functions and Natural Logarithms.
 
Statistics:
Data Collection; Measures of Location and Spread; Representations of Data; Correlation; Probability; Probability Distributions; Hypothesis Testing.
 
Mechanics:
Modelling in Mechanics; Constant Acceleration; Forces and Motions; Variable Acceleration.
 
Year 2
Pure:
Algebraic Methods; Functions and Graphs; Sequences and Series; Binomial Expansion; Radians; Trigonometric Functions;  Trigonometry and Modelling; Parametric Equations; Differentiation; Integration.
 
Statistics:
Regression, Correlation and Hypothesis Testing; Conditional Probability; The Normal Distribution.
 
Mechanics:
Moments; Forces and Friction; Projectiles; Application of Forces; Further Kinematics.
 

Assessment

All assessment will take place at the end of the course.
Exam questions may draw on the content of the whole A level.
 
Three Papers worth 100 marks each, two of which are on Pure Mathematics and the third paper is a mixture of Mechanics and Statistics.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Ms L Emerson: lemerson2.312@lgflmail.org (HOF)

Ms E Maher: emaher.312@lgflmail.org (KS5)