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A Level Mathematics at St Anselm's Catholic School

Course description

Course Overview

The course seeks to encourage candidates to develop their understanding of mathematics and
mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment, develop abilities to reason logically and recognize incorrect reasoning, to generalize and to construct mathematical proofs, recognize how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real world’ problems and standard and other mathematical models, how these can be refined and improved and use mathematics as an effective means of communication.


Course content


Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code 9MA0/01),  Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9MA0/02)
Each paper is 2 hr written examination, 33.3% of qualification, 100 marks

Content Overview
Topic 1—Proof
Topic 2—Algebra and functions
Topic 3—Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
Topic 4—Sequences and series
Topic 5—Trigonometry
Topic 6—Exponentials and logarithms
Topic 7—Differentiation
Topic 8—Integration
Topic 9—Numerical methods
Topic 10—Vectors


Paper 3:Statistics and Mechanics (*Paper code 9MA0/03)
2 hr written examination, 33.3% of qualification, 100 marks

Content Overview
Section A: Statistics
Topic 1—Statistical sampling
Topic 2—Data presentation and interpretation
Topic 3—Probability
Topic 4 – Statistical distributions
Topic 5—Statistical hypothesis testing
Section B: Mechanics
Topic 6—Quantities and uinits in mechanics
Topic 7—Kinematics
Topic 8—Forces and Newton’s Laws
Topic 9—Moments


Future opportunities

Where can this course take me?
Mathematics is an essential basis for all further education in physics and engineering and is useful in many
other subjects. This qualification can lead to many interesting careers in economics, statistics, computing,
accountancy, actuarial work, operational research, education, administration, banking, insurance and


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year