Mathematics A Level at Trinity School
Studying A-level mathematics provides students with the tools needed to make sense of the number world that surrounds us. It empowers students with the ability to predict events in the future and is the first step onto a path towards some of the most interesting and highly paid jobs
The ‘new’ A-level mathematics course comprises of three compulsory units, two of which cover ‘pure mathematics’ content based on the old ‘core’ modules and the third covering ‘applied mathematics’ content based on the old ‘mechanics’ and ‘statistics’ modules. Each unit will be assessed, in the students’ final year of study, and this will be done in each case by a 100% written external examinations which are 2 hours in length. Each of these will combine an equal share to make 33.33% of the students’ final grade.
Unit 1: Pure Mathematics 1 Written examination: 2 hours 33.33% of total grade
Unit 2: Pure Mathematics 2 Written examination: 2 hours 33.33% of total grade
Unit 3: Statistics and Mechanics Written examination: 2 hours 33.33% of total grade
The ‘pure mathematics’ units include a range of content which builds on the knowledge the students learnt at GCSE level. This includes proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and numerical methods.
The ‘applied mathematics’ unit as the name might suggest, challenges students in applying their mathematical knowledge in the areas of statistics and mechanics. This unit is where students will discover the power of mathematics and how it can be used in practice. The content compliments subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, geography and business studies.
Studying A level mathematics can take you to the moon and back, literally in some cases. It is arguably the most versatile subject that you could choose for A-level and can lead to many careers. The most traditional of which are Engineering, Accountancy, Banking, Statistics, Teaching and Medicine, but mathematical qualifications are highly sorted after by all employees and will enhance any C.V.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity School directly.