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A Level Mathematics 

Examination Board:  Edexcel  

A-Level Mathematics is an excellent foundation for both further study and employment. It remains a particularly impressive qualification that demonstrates core intelligence, a logical mind and excellent problem-solving skills.  

This course will deepen your understanding of quadratics, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, equations, vectors and more!  It will develop your knowledge of mathematical principles in order to analyse problems logically and effectively.  

A Mathematics A Level can lead to any number of educational and career opportunities. Learning maths is so valuable because mathematics forms the basis of so many systems and processes. Many occupational fields require advanced study of maths, making the A Level Mathematics course one of the most versatile you can study.  

Over two years you will study modules of Pure Mathematics and two applied modules (Statistics  and Mechanics ).  

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an A-level in Mathematics issued by Edexcel. There is no coursework and modules will be examined in Year 13.  

Essential Information  

  • You will need to have a minimum GCSE Grade 7 (or its equivalent) in Mathematics
  • The majority of the concepts in the A-Level Mathematics course rely significantly upon Algebra and your teachers will assume that your subject knowledge gained at GCSE is both strong and sound.
  • To assess progress and ensure students practice and consolidate mathematical knowledge, teachers set regular topic assessments, online tests as well as exercises from textbooks.
  • To supplement your studies you are required to subscribe to Integral Maths – details which will be provided at the start of the academic term.
  • A Casio fx991 Classwiz calculator is required.
  • You will also be required to purchase the course textbooks and the Mathematics Department does have a stock of second hand books for sale.
  • Early in September your Algebra skills will be evaluated and students who are unable to demonstrate fluency and competency will be directed to additional sources of support.
  • It is recommended that students have access at home to the internet so that they can use the mathematics area of the Beaconsfield High School Virtual learning Environment (VLE). This gives students access to a range of resources including Boardworks, and numerous teaching websites.
  • It can be useful if alternative text books to those recommended by the school are available to students to give them extra practice in more challenging topics. In particular there is a series of revision books relating to the course that give further practice to students.