AS and A Level Maths at Wetherby High School

Course description

This course consists of pure mathematics, with a focus on algebra, graphs and trigonometry, and modules on probability and statistics and mechanics. A grade 6/7 or higher is required to be successful at A-level Mathematics, and builds on knowledge from the GCSE higher tier.

This course is of interest to anyone who is considering an analytical career, engineering or any science-oriented degree.

Course content

AS Course Overview

Pure Mathematics

Statistics

Mechanics

Proof

Algebra and functions

Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane

Sequences and series

Trigonometry

Exponentials and logarithms

Differentiation

Integration

Vectors

Statistical sampling

Data presentation and interpretation

Probability

Statistical distributions

Statistical hypothesis testing

Quantities and units in mechanics

Kinematics

Forces and Newton’s laws

A2 Course Overview

Pure Mathematics

Statistics

Mechanics

Proof

Algebra and functions

Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane

Sequences and series

Trigonometry

Exponentials and logarithms

Differentiation

Integration

Vectors

Numerical methods

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

AS Assessment Overview

• Two papers
• Pure Mathematics: 2 hours (worth 2/3 of the course)
• Statistics and Mechanics: 1 hour (worth 1/3 of the course)
• The exams consist of solving problems, including a couple in context. The statistics content will rely on an understanding of some real-life data sets used during the course.

A2 Assessment Overview

• Three papers
• Pure Mathematics 1: 2 hours (worth 1/3 of the course)
• Pure Mathematics 2: 2 hours (worth 1/3 of the course)
• Statistics and Mechanics: 2 hours (worth 1/3 of the course)
• The exams consist of solving problems, including a couple in context. The statistics content will rely on an understanding of some real-life data sets used during the course.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 03 January 2017

Key information

• Start date: Next September
• Duration: AS 1 year and A Level 2 years
• Course code: OCR 3890