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Mathematics - A level at City College

Course description

During this course you will build upon the skills covered at GCSE.  These skills will provide the tools to help you tackle the more practical challenges of mechanics and statistics

Course content

Year 1

Core 1- Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y)plane;

Sequences and series; differentiation; integration

Core2- Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane;

Sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms

Mechanics1- Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a  straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line; statics of a particle; moments.

Year 2

Core3- Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods

Core4- Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors

Statistics- mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variable; discrete distributions; the normal distribution

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 6 Maths.


The Edexcel A Level GCE in Mathematics consists of three exam papers which will be sat in May/June of Year 13. Calculators are allowed in all exams.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics (2 hours)

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics (2 hours)

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (2 hours)

Edexcel has provided a large data set, which will support the assessment of statistics in paper 3. Students are required to become familiar with the data set in advance of the final assessment.

Financial information

The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August,  in the year that the course starts

Future opportunities

A Level Maths can lead to a variety of Higher Education courses and careers including Accountancy, Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Biosciences, Business support services, Chemicals, Construction, Consultancies, Education, Engineering, Environment, Exploration, Geophysics, Financial Services, Food & Drink, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, IT & Computing, Manufacturing, Media, Metals & Minerals, Operational Research, Pharmaceuticals, Recruitment, Academic Research, Science, Telecoms, Transport/Travel, Utilities.

Further information

To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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