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Key Stage 5 - Mathematics Statistics

The Edexcel A level (9371) Mathematics qualification is designed as a two year course. All pupils study a set of Core modules, covering Pure Mathematics.

At the start of Year 12, pupils begin their units of application. Here at Mesaieed International School, we offer one route which includes Core 1 and Core 2 plus Statistics 1 in Year 12 followed by Core 3 and Core 4 plus Mechanics 1 in Year 13. No other combination of application units is offered or allowed.

Mathematics AS and A level are extremely demanding courses and require complete dedication towards the subject. Pupils are expected to develop and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the concepts and processes being covered. Many pupils who consider themselves to be numerate initially find Mathematics AS level to be difficult. It is only by complete immersion that a pupil may begin to grasp the level of understanding required, if one wishes to be successful in this subject.

 

Statistics

Unit

Summary of Unit content

S1

Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

M1

Mathematical models in mechanics;  vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; statics of a particle; moments.

                                  

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Each unit is assessed by a 1½ hour paper.

C1, C2 and S1 are currently sat at the end of Y12 whilst C3, C4 and M1 are taken at the end of Year 13. No mid-year or early entry is available.

Candidates are awarded grades from A* to E. For further details, please refer to:

 

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/maths/Pages/default.aspx#