AS/A2 MATHEMATICS
EDEXCEL AS – 8MA0; EDEXCEL A2 – 9MA0

Subject Overview

Why Study Mathematics?

Mathematics is an exciting and rewarding subject, which is universal. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences - physics, computing, biology etc. Studying A level mathematics provides a broad range of skills in problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking. It helps us to see and recognise patterns and to understand the world around us.

This course aims to develop the concepts covered at Higher GCSE level, in addition to new concepts such as Differentiation and Integration. Students who chose A level mathematics enjoy its’ challenge, its’ clarity and knowing when they are right. Arriving at the solution of a problem, through determination and commitment is hugely satisfying. The course compliments the sciences, in particular physics, making it an attractive choice.

Course outline:

AS Units:
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics and Mechanics
A2 Units:
  • Core 3 (Pure Mathematics)
  • Core 4 (Pure Mathematics)
  • Statistics 2

Course Requirements:

Compulsory requirements:
  • 5A* - C, including English -Language
  • 9 - 6 in Maths Higher Tier (Set 1 only)
Personal Attributes:
  • Keen interest and commitment to the subject
  • Drive to succeed

How the course is assessed:

AS/A2 Mathematics
EDEXCEL AS – 8MA0; EDEXCEL A2 – 9MA0

Topic based internal assessments throughout the course of the year.
External Examinations (May – June).

Links to Careers:

The study of Mathematics can lead to a variety of professional careers including:
  • Engineering
  • Finance & Accountancy
  • Business Management
  • Scientific Research
  • Economics
  • Government Services

Links to University:

Many institutions offer Mathematics as a single or joint degree. It is also useful for:
  • Physics
  • Statistical Studies
  • Psychology
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
Further information from: Mrs Phull: mphull@kingsleyacademy.org