Mathematics A Level
Year 12 Overview
Statistics - Within this module students will look at analysing and representing data and how this would apply to a large data set. Students will also begin to look at probability distributions and testing hypothesis.
As well as building on the concepts of acceleration, velocity and gravity, this strand of the curriculum also looks at forces and motion.
Pure Mathematics -
Making up the bulk of the course, pure mathematics is mostly calculus based and develops students knowledge of graphic and algebraic techniques. Skills from GCSE such as trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry and vectors are also built on.
Year 13 Maths overview
Statistics - In Year 13 as well as building on the Year 12 content, students study additional topics linked with correlation and regression as well as conditional probability.
Mechanics - In Year 13 as well as building on the Year 12 content, students study additional topics such as projectiles and friction.
Pure Mathematics - This module mostly focuses on developing the Year 12 skills; particularly trigonometry, integration and differentiation. However some new topics are introduced, such as sequences and series, and parametric equations.
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