**Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics (from 2017)**

The A level mathematics course at Digitech offers a largely pure mathematics qualification (67%) with a good mix of applied mathematical content (33%) to demonstrate how mathematics is used in the wider world. The contents of the course include:

Pure Mathematics |
Statistics |

Proof | Statistical sampling |

Algebra and functions | Data presentation and interpretation |

Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane | Probability |

Sequences and series | Statistical distributions |

Trigonometry | Statistical hypothesis testing |

Exponentials and logarithms | Mechanics |

Differentiation | Quantities and units in mechanics |

Integration | Kinematics |

Numerical methods | Forces and Newton’s laws |

Vectors | Moments |

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

- understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study
- extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques
- understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected
- apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
- use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
- reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning
- generalise mathematically
- construct mathematical proofs
- use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy
- recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
- represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them
- draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions ● make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning
- interpret solutions and communicate their interpretation effectively in the context of the problem ● read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding
- read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding
- use technology such as calculators and computers effectively and recognise when their use may be inappropriate

**We also offer an AS Level qualification that covers the first year of content from the A Level.**