# Mathematics/Further Mathematics A Level at Park High School

## Course description

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of three externally-examined papers and Further Mathematics consists of four externally-examined papers which build on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for mathematics and the subject content for GCE Mathematics qualifications.

Further Mathematics is taught to challenge able students and prepare them for a degree in Mathematics or a Mathematics-related subject such as Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Computer science or Economics

## Course content

Mathematical problem solving, argument, modelling language and proof are the overarching themes which should be applied along with associated mathematical thinking and understanding, across the whole of the detailed content. These overarching themes are inherent throughout the content and students are required to develop skills in working scientifically over the course of these qualifications.

Students are expected to:

Use and apply standard techniques

Reason, interpret and communicate mathematically

Solve problems within mathematics and in other contexts

## Entry requirements

GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on to** Maths** course:

Grade 6 or above in Maths Grade 4 in English Language GCSE grades (minimum)

GCSE grades required to enrol on to **Further Maths** course:

Grade 8 or above in Maths Grade 4 in English Language

## Assessment

Assessments are designed to reward students for demonstrating the ability to provide responses that draw together different areas of their knowledge, skills and understanding from across the full course.

**A Level Maths**

Unit 1 - 2 hours - 100 marks - Any pure mathematics content can be assessed on either paper - 33% weighting

Unit 2 - 2 hours - 100 marks - Any pure mathematics content can be assessed on either paper - 33% weighting

Unit 3 - 2 hours - 100 marks - Section A: Statistics (50 marks) Section B: Mechanics (50 marks) - 33%

**A Level Further Maths**

Unit 1 - 2 hours - 100 marks - Any pure mathematics content can be assessed on either paper - 33% weighting

Unit 2 - 2 hours - 100 marks - Any pure mathematics content can be assessed on either paper - 33% weighting

Unit 3 - 2 hours - 100 marks - Section A: Statistics (50 marks) Section B: Mechanics (50 marks) - 33% weighting

Unit 4 - 1 hr 30 mins - 80 marks - Compulsory Any further pure mathematics content can be assessed on either paper - 25%

Unit 5 - 1 hour 30 minutes - 80 marks - Students take two optional papers with options available in:

Further Pure Mathematics Further Statistics Further Mechanics Decision Mathematics (Options to be confirmed at the end of year 1) - 25% weighting

Unit 6 - 1 hour 30 minutes - 80 marks Students take two optional papers with options available in:

Further Pure Mathematics Further Statistics Further Mechanics Decision Mathematics (Options to be confirmed at the end of year 1) - 25% weighting

## Future opportunities

Students can progress from this qualification to:

● a range of different, relevant academics or vocational higher education qualifications

● employment in a relevant sector

● further training.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park High School directly.