# A Level Maths

### Introduction to A-level Maths

This course develops your skills in mathematics - you will use a lot of the number and algebra skills learnt so far and develop them further. In addition to this you will learn new maths skills and concepts such as calculus.

We do the OCR-MEI course at Moulton School and have done so for many years.

The course comprises of Pure maths (2/3 of the course) and Applied maths (1/3 of the course). The applied part is equally split into developing the skills of Mechanics and Statistics.

Pupils suitable for the course:

You should achieve a grade 7 or above at GCSE maths.

In addition you should have strong number and algebra skills as these are vital to success in the course (especially a strong foundation in algebra) - if these need strengthening consider practicing the algebra grade 6-9 skills on mathswatch.

The maths department look forward to welcoming you in September.

### Required Equipment & Resources

If you know you are taking this course at Moulton you will need to get the following resources:

Calculator: minimum requirement: "Casio FX-991EX Classwiz" or a graphical calculator suitable for new spec A-level. Most pupils have the casio calculator which is required to do this course.

Textbook: There are two textbooks you will need over the two-year course, both of which will be used in year 12./ We encourage you to try to get a second hand one if you want to save a few pennies!

The A-level books for year 12 is : MEI A-level Mathematics For year 1 4th Edition: by Hodder Education

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MEI-Level-Mathematics-Year-4th/dp/1471852970

After Easter of year 12 and into year 13 you will also need the Year 2 book: MEI A-level Mathematics For year 2 4th Edition: by Hodder Education

### Bridging Resources

Here is the Pre-course Booklet for A-level maths and Further maths that was given out on the Bridging days. You are to work through the booklet with the answers and then complete the assessment at the back to hand in to your teacher on your first A-level maths lesson.

### Other Useful Resources

GCSE Skills Assessment: A useful assessment to review your skills that should be strong going into A-level maths in year 12. Answers attached so you can self mark.

Mathswatch: vle.mathswatch.co.uk you'll be pleased to know that mathswatch covers the A-level year 1 pure maths part of the course with some excellent clips. You just need to log in as per normal and then change the qualification filter from GCSE to AS level.

More worksheets:

### A-level Maths Example Resources

Attached here is an example of AS exam papers which you will be ale to complete by the end of year 12.