Why choose this course in mathematics?
This course will develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. It will develop your ability to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and construct mathematical proofs and to extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems. The course will develop your understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected.

You will learn to use mathematics as a method of communication, and to read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics. You will acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, and recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations. Finally, you will develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.

The course
AS: The AS course consists of two externally-examined papers – Pure Mathematics and also, Statistics and Mechanics

A-Level: The advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of three externally-examined papers – Pure Mathematics 1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Statistics and Mechanics.

Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year

The course comprises of five units four of which are mandatory and all of which are assessed externally.
Please visit the examination board on this link ( http://bit.ly/263iST7) for further information about topics content and mathematical requirements


Course Title of Units Weighting All External Assessments
AS Pure Mathematics 62.5% Written examination (2 h)
AS Statistics/Mechanics 37.5% Written examination (1 h 15 m)
A-Level Pure Mathematics 1 33.3% Written examination (2h)
A-Level Pure Mathematics 2 33.3% Written examination (2h)
A-Level Statistics (section A) and
Mechanics (section B)
33.3% Written examination (2h)

Mathematics is useful for just about everything. People with mathematics qualifications can go into a range of careers including; accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, games development, scientific research and astrophysics to name a few.

Entry requirements
Grade 6 in GCSE mathematics in the Higher tier paper.

Specifications for AS Maths and A-level Maths

The link below leads to the Edexcel website. Click on the relevant tab for the course learning programme required.

The course content is on downloadable pdf file. Click Here to download.

Suggestion for Home Learning and Revision
Home Learning – Recommended Textbooks

Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1

Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 2

Lesson Notes
– Maths lesson can be accessed by students on StudentShare via the VPN.
– DrFrostMaths

Exam Papers and Solutions

Physics and Maths Tutor
(http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/maths-revision/ )

Maths Genie
(https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/alevelpapers.html )

Exam Solution
(https://www.examsolutions.net/a-level-maths/edexcel/pure-maths-a-level-tutorials/ )



Scheme of Work