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You will cover the essential pure mathematical methods that can be applied to real world scenarios. Topics include solving equations, graphs and transformations, coordinate geometry, logarithms and exponentials, trigonometry and differentiation and integration. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge of statistics, focusing on the representation and analysis of data, probability, probability distributions, linear correlation and linear regression.


Why Choose This?

Mathematics is not only a beautiful and exciting subject in its own right, but it also underpins many other branches of learning. It is the language of science, technology and engineering. Mathematics is essential for architecture and design as well as economics and medicine, even art relies on mathematics to some extent. If you enjoy solving problems, logical analysis and have a creative streak, you should certainly consider studying the subject at a higher level. A good pass at A level mathematics will be looked on very favourably by universities, even if mathematics is not directly related to your chosen course.


Areas of Study & Assessment

Year 12

Pure 1 - algebra and functions; proof; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; trigonometry; vectors; integration

Statistics - sampling; data representation and interpretation; probability; statistical distributions; hypothesis testing

Mechanics - quantities and units in mechanics; kinematics; exponential and logarithms; forces and Newton’s Laws


Year 13

Pure 2 - proof; algebraic and partial fractions; functions and modelling; series and sequences; the binomial theorem; trigonometry; parametric equations

Statistics - regression and correlation; the normal distribution; probability

Mechanics - moments; forces at any angle; application of kinematics; further kinematics


100% examination at the end of the two-year linear course

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics, 33%, 2 hours, 100 marks

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 33% 2 hours 100 marks

Paper 3: Mechanics and Statistics 33% 2 hours 100 marks


What Our Students Say

The teachers were incredibly supportive and helped me to manage the transition from GCSE to A Level maths. I enjoyed studying new areas of maths and feel as though I have developed a deep understanding of the core aspects of the subject. There was plenty of time in lessons to ask lots of questions and talk to the teacher, which really helped keep me interested and engaged in the subject. Whilst studying maths at Lordswood I had the opportunity to participate in the UKMT Senior Challenge – the competitive nature of this really motivated me to work on my problem solving skills and allowed me to work in a team to improve my key skills.


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