# Mathematics

### Mathematics – Course code 9709

The course aims to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical principles in pupils; the further development of mathematical skills including the use of applications of mathematics in the context of everyday situations and in other subjects that they may be studying; the ability to analyze problems logically, recognizing when and how a situation may be represented mathematically; the use of mathematics as a means of communication; a solid foundation for further study.

AS Level candidates take

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (P1) |

1¾ hoursAbout 10 shorter and longer questions 75 marks weighted at 60% of total |

And any ONE of the following

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (P2) |
Paper 4: Mechanics 1 (M1) |
Paper 6: Probability and Statistics 1 (S1) |

1¼ hoursAbout 7 shorter and longer questions 50 marks weighted at 40% of total |
1¼ hoursAbout 7 shorter and longer questions 50 marks weighted at 40% of total |
1¼ hoursAbout 7 shorter and longer questions 50 marks weighted at 40% of total |

A Level candidates take

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (P1) |
Paper 3 Pure Mathematics 3 (P3) |

1¾ hoursAbout 10 shorter and longer questions 75 marks weighted at 30% of total |
1¾ hoursAbout 10 shorter and longer questions 75 marks weighted at 30% of total |

And any ONE of the following combinations

Paper 4: Mechanics 1 (M1) Paper 6: |
Probability and Statistics 1 (S1) |

1¼ hoursAbout 7 shorter and longer questions 50 marks weighted at 20% of total |
1¼ hoursAbout 7 shorter and longer questions 50 marks weighted at 20% of total |