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.