# A Level: Mathematics

## Science and Mathematics

#### What will you be working towards?

Code |
129 |

Qualification Type |
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent |

Qualification Level |
Level 3 |

Course type |
Full Time |

#### Overview

What is Mathematics? The abstracts science of number, quantity and space studied in its own right as pure Mathematics or as applied to other disciplines such as physics, Engineering and Statistics. Why study Mathematics? To develop the powers of logic, reasoning and problem solving.

The full specification can be accessed from the link below. We do not offer an AS level in Mathematics at St Paul’s any longer. For the new A levels, however, the AS course is exactly identical to the year 12 scheme of study. You will be required to sit a diagnostic entry assessment, which is in conjunction with all 6th form Mathematics A’ level providers across the Leicester city area (including all the 6th form centres).

http://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-mathematics-b-mei-h630-h640-from-2017

#### Details

__1 PURE MATHEMATICS__

__CONTENT OVERVIEW__

**2 MECHANICS**

__AS & A level: Mechanics includes kinematics, working with forces and Newton’s laws. A level only: Learners study these topics in more depth and also study motion under gravity, friction and simple moments.__

**CONTENT OVERVIEW**

__3 STATISTICS__

__CONTENT OVERVIEW__#### How will it be delivered?

__Assessment of A-Level__

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (01)

- Section A – shorter questions with minimal reading and interpretation.
- Section B – longer questions and more problem solving.
- Marks - 100
- Duration - 2 hours
- WEIGHTING -36.4%

__Paper 2: Pure Mathematics and Statistics (02) __

- Section A – shorter questions with minimal reading and interpretation.
- Section B – longer questions and more problem solving.

Some questions will be set on the pre-release data set. These questions should give a material advantage to learners who have studied, and are familiar with, the prescribed large data set.

- Marks - 100
- Duration - 2hours
- Weighting - 36.4%

__Paper 3: Pure Mathematics and Comprehension (03) __

Component 03 assesses content from area 1 (areas 2 and 3 are assumed knowledge).

- Section A – 60 marks on the pure core content.
- Section B – 15 marks on a previously unseen comprehension passage based on the pure mathematics content of the specification
- Mark -75
- Durtaion - 2 hours
- Weighing - 27.3%

#### Entry requirements

Generic A-Level entry requirements plus mathematics GCSE grade 6 or above to study A level Maths

#### Your next steps...

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 in Mathematics, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics. The qualification will also help you develop general skills that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.