A Level

A Level Mathematics

Our  A Level Mathematics qualification has been developed to provide students with a coherent course of study to develop mathematical understanding. Students are encouraged to think, act and communicate mathematically, providing them with the skills to analyse situations in mathematics and elsewhere.

 

Assessment Overview

These overarching themes should be applied, along with associated mathematical thinking and understanding, across the whole of the detailed content in the specification:

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • Mathematical problem solving
  • Mathematical modelling.

Subject content

Pure mathematics

Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the x-y plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods, Vectors

Statistics

Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing

Mechanics

Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments

Component Marks Duration Weighting
Pure mathematics (01) 100 2 hours 33⅓%

The assessment has a gradient of difficulty throughout the paper and consists of a mix of short and long questions.

Pure mathematics and statistics (02) 100 2 hours 33⅓%

The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each: pure mathematics and statistics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. Some questions will be set on the pre-release data set.

Pure mathematics and mechanics (03) 100  2 hours 33⅓%

The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each: pure mathematics and mechanics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions.

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