# 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.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017

## Key information

• Start date: Next September
• Duration: 2 years