The linear Mathematics A-level will comprise a combination of pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics.
- The linear mathematics A-level will comprise a combination of pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics. Many of the topics covered in Year 1 will be revisited and extended in Year 2.
- Pure mathematics topics include: algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, numerical methods and methods of proof.
- Statistics topics include: probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression and probability distributions.
- Mechanics topics include: motion, collisions, forces, vectors, kinematics, dynamics and statics.
Meet the Mathematics teachers and students
Methods of Assessment
The course is taught by well-qualified and experienced staff. Students will employ the mathematical packages Autograph, GeoGebra and Excel (amongst others) to help with investigations and data handling projects. Access to two Virtual Learning Environments, Moodle and Integral, is provided by the College to support students. Graphical calculators are also used as a teaching tool. Use of these resources will enable students to develop as independent and confident learners. Students are expected to do a substantial amount of revision and practice outside the classroom. Formal and informal support is available for all students.
Students may wish to purchase textbooks for the course but this is not a requirement. Details of the textbooks will be available once the course has begun. The College library is well stocked with Mathematics books, and students are encouraged to use IT resources as appropriate. Students will need a graphical calculator for this course; this can be purchased by the student or hired from the mathematics department. Students are also encouraged to provide their own scientific calculators.
Students will be expected to have a graphical calculator which can be hired from the mathematics department for £15 per year or purchased separately for an approximate cost of £55-60. Students are also encouraged to have a scientific calculator such as that used for GCSE. Students may wish to purchase textbooks for the course but this is not a requirement.
N.B. If you are applying to do Further Mathematics you DO NOT need to apply for this course as well, as the Further Mathematics course automatically also includes Mathematics A-level.