The course structure is designed to develop understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. You will develop abilities to reason logically, generalise and extend your range of skills to be used in more difficult, less structured problems.
The specification is split into modules, in the following categories:
Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics:
• Pure Mathematics develops and expands on the work in algebra, geometry, graphs, coordinates and trigonometry, first encountered in the GCSE course. Calculus is introduced. There is less numerical work; a genuine feel for algebra and a real familiarity with all its techniques are vital for success.
• Mechanics is concerned with modelling physical situations and using the techniques of pure mathematics to solve problems involving such concepts as force, velocity, power and centres of gravity, the underlying theme being Newton’s Laws of Motion.
• Statistics is designed to encourage a mathematically analytical approach to practical situations and to develop mathematical models to assess probability and test hypotheses.