Pure (C1-4): Topics on algebra and functions, graphs, trigonometry, calculus and vectors. The Pure (Core) units rely on algebraic skills and so you should enjoy thinking in abstract terms and be confident and accurate in your use of algebra. It is important
to achieve a good mark in the algebra summer tasks set at the end of Year 11 and the end of Year 12 as the course relies heavily on prior knowledge.
Statistics (S1-2): Topics on data analysis, probability and hypothesis testing. The Statistics units would be a useful support to any subject involving data analysis and projects e.g. Biology, Geography, Business Studies and PE. To do a course involving
Statistics units, you should enjoy the data handling topics in GCSE, be competent at calculations, with and without a calculator, and understand the logic of probability and statistical diagrams.
Mechanics (M1-2): Topics on vectors, forces, motion and energy; they tie in very well with several Physics units. To do a course involving Mechanics units, you should find it easy to analyse practical problems and have enjoyed the Mechanics topics in
GCSE Physics. This course is an ideal partner for A Level Physics.
Decision Maths (D1-2): Topics on algorithms, linear programming, networks and game theory; these units support work in Business Studies, Management and ICT. To do a course involving Decision Maths units, you should enjoy problem solving, be happy using
diagrams and graphs to illustrate logical connections and be able to use mathematical procedures and algorithms quickly and accurately.
Modules can be combined in various ways. Students will sit three modules at the end of Year 12 and three at the end of Year 13.