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