# Mathematics A Level at The Harris Academy Orpington

## Course description

The following core content will be taught over the 2-year course. It will be assessed with 3 written exam papers at the end of year 13.

## Course content

- Mathematical argument, language and proof
- Mathematical problem solving
- Mathematical modelling
- Proof
- Algebra and functions Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
- Sequences and series
- Trigonometry
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Numerical methods
- Vectors
- Statistical sampling
- Data presentation and interpretation
- Probability
- Statistical distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing
- Quantities and units in mechanics
- Kinematics
- Forces and Newton’s laws
- Moments

## Assessment

**Paper 1**

- Proof
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry
- Sequences and series
- Trigonometry
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Numerical methods

**How it’s assessed:**

- Written exam: 2 hours
- 100 marks
- 33⅓ % of A-level

**Questions**

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

**Paper 2**

Any content from paper 1 plus:

- Vectors
- Quantities and units in mechanics
- Kinematics
- Forces and Newton’s laws
- Moments

**How it’s assessed:**

- Written exam: 2 hours
- 100 marks
- 33⅓ % of A-level

**Questions**

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

**Paper 3**

Any content from paper 1 plus:

- Statistical sampling
- Data presentation and Interpretation
- Probability
- Statistical distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing

**How it’s assessed:**

- Written exam: 2 hours
- 100 marks
- 33⅓ % of A-level

**Questions**

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

## Future opportunities

Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. Students who take Mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for any mathematically rich degree.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Harris Academy Orpington directly.