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 Mathematics Mechanics

Key Stage 5 - Mathematics

From September 2017, pupils starting Year 12 will embark on the latest Mathematics AS and A level courses, examined by Edexcel. These latest courses reflects current practice in the UK and are designed to promote knowledge and application as well as more ‘traditional’ aspects of mathematics such as proof which recently disappeared from the specifications. Unlike previous course, the Year 12 results are not banked. Both years are totally independent of each other.

Specification at a glance

The Edexcel International AS and A level qualifications:

(8MA0) AS Level Mathematics is a one-year course and comprises of externally assessed papers.

 Pure Maths              62.5% of the content 2hr exam

Stats and Mechanics 37.5% of the content 1.25hr exam

For more details please see: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html

(9MA0) A Level Mathematics is a two-year course and comprises of externally assessed papers.

Pure Maths              62.5% of the content 2 x 2hr exam

Stats and Mechanics 37.5% of the content 1 x 2hr exam

For more details please see: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html#tab-1

Unlike in previous years, there are no ‘optional’ units. Instead the course covers both Mechanics and Statistics at AS and A level, which provides pupils with realistic opportunities for the application of mathematics.

(8FM0) AS Level Further Mathematics is available from September 2017 and is only suitable for the most able mathematicians. It offers an excellent pathway of study for students with a true flair in the subject and perfectly complements the study paths scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Pupils who are both suitable and dedicated may wish to continue with (9FM0) A Level Further Mathematics in Year 13.

For further details please see: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessments

 Maths AS Level

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