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Mathematics

Exam Board - Edexcel

Course Content

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1
Written examination: 2 hours
33.33% of the qualification
100 marks
Content overview
Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors
Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2
Written examination: 2 hours
33.33% of the qualification
100 marks
Content overview
Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods
Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics
Written examination: 2 hours
33.33% of the qualification
100 marks
Content overview
Section A: Statistics
Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing
Section B: Mechanics
Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments

Methods of Assessment

Three two-hour examinations at the end of Year 13.

Other Information

A grade 7 or higher at GCSE provides a sound basis for further study of the subject in the Sixth Form.
All students will be expected to complete preparatory work prior to commencing the course.

Entry Requirements

GCSE 7 in Mathematics.