Examining Body: EDEXCEL |
Specification No: Tbc / 9371(2) |

**Entry Requirements:**

7 Grade GCSE Mathematics.

**Synopsis of Content:**

All of the information here is subject to change based on a review by Ofqual.

See Below for what will be on each exam paper

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 | ● Topic 1 – Proof
● Topic 2 – Algebra and functions ● Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane ● Topic 4 – Sequences and series ● Topic 5 – Trigonometry ● Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms ● Topic 7 – Differentiation ● Topic 8 – Integration ● Topic 9 – Vectors |

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 | ● Topic 1 – Proof
● Topic 2 – Algebra and functions ● Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane ● Topic 4 – Sequences and series ● Topic 5 – Trigonometry ● Topic 6 – Differentiation ● Topic 7 – Integration ● Topic 8 – Numerical methods |

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics | Section A: Statistics
● Topic 1 – Statistical sampling ● Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation ● Topic 3 – Probability ● Topic 4 – Statistical distributions ● Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing Section B: Mechanics ● Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics ● Topic 7 – Kinematics ● Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws ● Topic 9 – Moments |

**Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources**

3 x 2 hour exams all equally weighted, 2 exams on Pure Mathematics, the 3rd is equally split between Statistics and Mechanics.

**Suitability for Combination**

Mathematics complements and supports Science and Computer Studies – indeed you would be ill advised to take ‘A’-Level Physics without also studying Mathematics. Mathematics also strongly supports Biology, Psychology and Geography options.

**Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations**

The range of university and vocational courses open to a student with an advanced qualification in Mathematics is vast because the subject combines so well with almost every other discipline, be it Arts, Science or Social Science. Most of the top universities now expect students of Engineering, Maths, Computing and Actuarial Studies to have both Maths and Further Maths at ‘A’ level.

Mr M Rashid – Mathematics Team Leader

mrashid@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Mr H Amegadzie – 2nd I/C

hamegadzie@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk