The Pure Mathematics A Level Course is designed to help you understand of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.
A good grounding in Mathematics is not only intellectually rewarding, but also often provides the passport to a wide variety of jobs, as well as further work in scientific research.
Module 1 – Pure Core 1
The following topics are covered: Modelling and Proof; Algebra; Surds; Straight Lines; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Polynomials; Further Algebra; The Coordinate Geometry of the Circle; Differentiation; and Integration.
Module 2 – Pure Core 2
The following topics are covered: Indices; Further Differentiation and Integration; Trigonometry (1); Graphs and Transformations; Trigonometry (2); Binomial Expansions; Exponential Functions and Logarithms; and Vectors.
Module 3 – Mechanics 1
The following topics are covered: Kinematics; and Forces.
Module 4 – Statistics 1
The following topics are covered: Statistical Data; Probability; and The Binomial Distribution.
Module 5 – Pure Core 3
The following topics are covered: Functions; Composite Transformations and the Modulus Function; Inverse and Reciprocal Trigonometric Functions; The Exponential and Natural Logarithm Functions; Further Differentiation; Numerical Methods for Solving Equations; Further Integration; and Volumes of Revolution and Numerical Integration.
Module 6 – Pure Core 4
The following topics are covered: The General Binomial Expansion; Algebraic Fractions; Further Differentiation; Parametric Equations; Further Trigonometry; Growth and Decay and Differential Equations; and Vector Geometry.
Module 7 – Mechanics 2
The following topics are covered: Moments and Forces in Equilibrium; Centres of Gravity; Plane Laminas Suspended from a Point; Motion in a Line; Motion of a Particle in 2D & 3D; Work & Power; Hooke’s Law & Energy; Uniform Circular Motion; and The Conical Pendulum and Vertical Circular Motion.
Module 8 – Statistics 2
The following topics are covered: Discrete Probability Distributions; Poisson Distributions; Continuous Probability Distributions and the Rectangular Distribution; Confidence Limits; Hypothesis Testing; and x2 – test and Contingency Tables.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are twenty four Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).
This course prepares students as private candidates so they can book their exams at a suitable exam centre on completion of their studies.
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Suitability - Who should attend?
Participants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above in English and Maths.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
GCE A Level or equivalent
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