A Level Maths

Course Content

Year 12 AS Level

Students study three modules over the course of a year.

Core 1

Students study 8 topics; Algebra and functions, quadratic functions, equations and inequalities, sketching curves, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, sequences and series, differentiation and integration.

The first module will be largely based on their knowledge on algebra from past years. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics in mathematics that would be helpful in the real world. These topics will be studied in more depth in the next module, Core 2.

Core 2

Students study 11 topics; Algebra and functions, the sine and cosine rule, exponentials and logarithms, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, the binomial expansion, radian measure and its applications, geometric sequences and series, graphs of trigonometric functions, differentiation, trigonometric identities and simple equations and integration.

The majority of topics studied in Core 2 will build on what they already know from Core 1. Core 2 is more interesting to a lot of students as they will be looking at things like exponential growth in the population for example in the real world, depreciation in value with cars over a number of years and percentage increase/decrease in prices of houses etc.

Statistics 1

Students study many topics in statistics varying from different distributions to probability. This will cover lots of real life situations and why statistics in particular is incredibly useful for students in their future.

Year 13 A2 Level

  • Core 3
  • Core 4
  • Mechanics 1

Students will cover more core modules and mechanics and specifically topics like differentiation, integration and vectors. These three modules build nicely on what they would already know from year 12.

How will students be assessed?

Year 12 100% exam: Three 1 hour 30 minute exams, all equally weighted.

Year 13 100% exam: Three 1 hour 30 minute exams, all equally weighted.