## A level Maths

The Edexcel A Level GCE in Mathematics consists of three exam papers which will be sat in May/June of Year 13. Calculators are allowed in all exams.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics (2 hours)

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics (2 hours)

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (2 hours)

Edexcel has provided a large data set, which will support the assessment of statistics in paper 3. Students are required to become familiar with the data set in advance of the final assessment.

### Y12 content overview:

Pure Mathematics 1
Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; Further Algebra; Trigonometry; Vectors (2D); Differentiation; Integration; Exponentials and Logarithms.

Statistics
Statistical sampling; Data presentation and interpretation; Probability; Statistical distributions; Statistical hypothesis testing.

Mechanics
Quantities and units in mechanics; Kinematics 1; Forces and Newton’s Laws, Kinematics 2.

Pure Mathematics 2
Proof; Algebraic and partial fractions; Functions and modelling; Series and sequences.

### Y13 content overview:

Pure Mathematics 2
The binomial theorem; Trigonometry; Parametric equations; Differentiation; Numerical Methods; Integration; Vectors (3D).

Statistics
Regression and correlation; Probability; The Normal Distribution.

Mechanics
Applications of kinematics; Moments; Forces at any angle; Applications of forces; Further Kinematics.

### Progression possibilities

A Level Maths can lead to a variety of Higher Education courses and careers including Accountancy, Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Biosciences, Business support services, Chemicals, Construction, Consultancies, Education, Engineering, Environment, Exploration, Geophysics, Financial Services, Food & Drink, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, IT & Computing, Manufacturing, Media, Metals & Minerals, Operational Research, Pharmaceuticals, Recruitment, Academic Research, Science, Telecoms, Transport/Travel, Utilities.

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