Mathematics A Level at Preston Manor School
Maths A Level builds on the skills learnt at GCSE level and introduces new concepts and their applications. A significant part of the course is focussed on Pure Maths which is mainly expressed in Algebra. Mechanics is the application of mechanical concepts and techniques in the physical world, while statistics plays a crucial role in judging how well a mathematical model describes a real‐world problem.
Paper 1 ‐ Pure Mathematics 1
Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, expo‐ nentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors
Paper 2 ‐ Pure Mathematics 2
Further investigation of the topics found in paper 1
Paper 3 ‐ Statistics and Mechanics
Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions, statistical hypothesis testing, kinematics, forces, Newton’s laws and Moments. The modules are assessed by a 90 minute examination and all modules are of equal value.
All exams take place at the end of year 13.
Grade 7 in maths GCSE. At the Head of Maths discretion, students who achieve in the top 3rd of the grade 6 boundary will be allowed to take the course.
UKMT senior maths challenge (compulsory), UKMT team challenge, Cypher challenge, MAT/ STEP support high profile universities, Maths mentoring opportunities within school, running of extra‐curricular maths activities for younger year groups.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston Manor School directly.