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Mathematics A Level at St Mark's Catholic School

Course description

Pure Mathematics is considered to be the core of Mathematics, needed for any further study or application of this subject. It includes such topics as calculus, algebra and trigonometry and proof.
Mechanics is the application of mathematical models to study physical situations e.g. the equilibrium and motion of particles.

Statistics involves the collection, representation and interpretation of numerical data in order to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. The new specifications contain such topics as statistical sampling, probability and statistical distributions.

Course content

Type and Nature of the Work Involved
The course will:
• Give students experience of mathematical activity and develop problem solving skills.
• Enable students to apply mathematics and recognise its significance in other areas.
• Develop students’ understanding of mathematical reasoning.


A level Mathematics is a two year course during which time all students follow two modules of Pure Mathematics and one module of Applied Mathematics. Students will have three exams at the end of Year 13. Each paper makes up one third of the final grade.
• Pure Mathematics 1 (2 hours)
• Pure Mathematics 2 (2 hours)
• Applied Mathematics - consisting of Mechanics and Statistics (2 hours)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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