Commonly the A Level Mathematics syllabus is divided into three key sections:
- Mathematical argument, language and proof
- Mathematical problem solving
- Mathematical modelling
Within these three sections are nineteen separate topics – we counted them to give you an immediate demonstration of our mathematical skills – including:
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
- Sequences and series
- Exponentials and logarithms
- Numerical methods
Statistics & Mechanics
- Statistical sampling
- Data presentation and interpretation
- Statistical distributions
- Statistical hypothesis testing
- Quantities and units in mechanics
- Forces and Newton’s laws
Some boards may offer the option for students to undertake more detailed study in mechanics or statistics as part of their course. Follow the links for further details on the specification for AQA, Edexcel and OCR.
Despite the consistency in general content, there have been significant changes to a number of exam courses recently and Maths is no exception. It can be difficult to keep up with exactly what specific skills & knowledge are required, particularly at A Level which is a considerable leap (exact distance yet to be calculated) from GCSE. Parents of students across the key stages are also finding that the way Maths is taught in schools has changed which can be frustrating when attempting to support exam study. Luckily it is the job of our tutors to keep up with all of this (exact speed yet to be calculated) and ensure that our A Level students can focus closely on the right subject areas.
We also support students studying Further Maths which covers a similar range of content (see AQA course outline here). In helping students tackle course content, make good progress and increase in confidence our tutors have a winning formula (groan) for stress-free mathematical learning.
Good to know: Our tutors are subject experts and will guide your child through whichever Mathematics syllabus they are studying