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Mathematics A level at Central Lancaster High School

Course description

Students of our Edexcel A level in Maths will develop an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes, develop the ability to reason logically and construct mathematical proofs, and understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics can be connected. 

Course content

Year 12

Core 1

  • Indices and Surds
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Quadratic and Linear Relationships
  • Graphs of Functions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

Core 2

  • Algebra and Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponential and Logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

Decision 1

  • Algorithms
  • Sorting Algorithms 1
  • Sorting Algorithms 2
  • Graphs and Networks
  • Minimum Spanning Trees
  • Shortest Path
  • Route Inspection
  • Matchings


Year 13

Core 3

  • Algebra and Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Numerical Methods

Core 4

  • Partial Fractions
  • Parametric Equations
  • The Binomial Series
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Differential Equations
  • Vectors

Statistics 1

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including Maths at A* - B


All examination papers last 1 hour 30 minutes.

All examination papers have 75 marks.

C1 is a non-calculator paper; for all other unit examinations, calculators can be used.

Financial information

The school will provide core texts for the course, however it may be necessary to purchase further reading material such as revision guides.

A scientific calculator with statistics functions is a necessity for the course.

Future opportunities

All universities would accept this course, and is key for Teaching, Economics, Medicine, Computer games design, Forensic science and Architecture.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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