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Mathematics (AQA)

Any student wishing to read for a degree in any Maths-related subject at university should take Mathematics in the Sixth Form. Maths should not however be seen as purely a tool for other subjects; many students enjoy studying it for its own sake and it can complement Arts and Humanities as well as being taken alongside the Sciences. Recent studies have also shown that graduate employees with A Level Mathematics earn more on average than those without it. It is expected that students studying Mathematics and Further Mathematics will purchase a Casio ClassWiz calculator before starting the course and will also purchase the required textbooks.

A Level
Paper 1 assesses:

  • Pure Maths: proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and numerical methods.

Assessment: Written exam, 2 hours, 1/3 of A Level

Paper 2 assesses:

  • Any Pure Maths content from Paper 1.
  • Mechanics: vectors, quantities and units, kinematics, forces, Newton’s Laws and moments.

Assessment: Written exam in two sections, 2 hours, 1/3 of A Level

Paper 3 assesses:

  • Any Pure Maths content from Paper 1.
  • Statistics: statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and statistical hypothesis testing.

Assessment: Written exam, 2 hours, 1/3 of A Level

Minimum Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics

Updated January 2019