Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 36
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
- 'Maths in Action' lectures, London.
- Entered for 'Senior Mathematical
Mathematics students will learn methods and applications across the subject; will develop the ability to think and argue
logically and reasonably, and will put these skills into practice through problem solving and applying knowledge in
Mathematics is for students who enjoy learning and applying techniques and methods, but who also enjoy problem solving
and applying knowledge in unfamiliar situations.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Pure: Algebra, graphs, circles, proof, binomial, trigonometry, sequences and series, vectors, calculus, numerical methods,
parametric equations, exponentials and logarithms.
Mechanics: Modelling, constant acceleration, variable acceleration, forces and motion, moments, projectiles, vectors.
Statistics: Sampling, measures of location and spread, representation of data, correlation and regression, probability,
binomial distribution, normal distribution, hypothesis testing.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Mathematics is a course valued by employers across a range of careers. It leads naturally to careers in accounting, actuarial
work, teaching, mathematical modelling (such as applications to meteorology) and data analysis. It is also useful in
supporting work in degree level subjects such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Engineering and Medicine.
Grade 8 or 9 Mathematics GCSE or IGCSE.
Two calculator papers covering the whole of the
Pure Maths Course. 2 x 2hr exams.
Statistics & Mechanics
A 2 hr paper split into two parts, the first covering
Statistics and the second Mechanics. Calculators