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Mathematics

Exam Board: AQA

Introduction

The following core content will be taught over the 2 year course. It will be assessed with 3 written exam papers at the end of year 13.

Core content 

  • Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • Mathematical problem solving
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments

Assessment

Paper 1

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours
100 marks
33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 2

Any content from paper 1 plus:

  • Vectors
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours
100 marks
33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Paper 3

  • Any content from paper 1 plus:
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and Interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

How it's assessed

Written exam: 2 hours
100 marks
33⅓ % of A-level

Questions

A mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Career Progression

Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. Students who take Mathematics are really demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning mathematics that is very useful for any mathematically rich degree.