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Claremont High School Academy

Key Stage 5 Maths


At Claremont, students will follow the Edexcel A- level Mathematics syllabus.

At Claremont the entry requirement for A level Maths is a grade 7 or above.

The qualification enables students to:

  • understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study
  • apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
  • use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
  • recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
  • represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them
  • read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding
  • take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.


Students will sit 3 exams.

Each paper is 2 hours long and worth 100 marks each.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3: Applied Mathematics


There is a huge amount of modelling and problem solving required for success in A Level Mathematics. In addition to excellent teaching we provide pupils with access to a variety of online resources to support their learning, including a full electronic copy of the main textbook used to support the course.

Course Content

Please note timelines below are for guidance only and  the actual timeline may differ depending on the pace of the class.


Key Stage 5 Further Maths 


At Claremont, students will follow the Edexcel Further Maths syllabus.

At Claremont the entry requirement for A level Further Maths is a grade 8 or above.


Students will sit 4 exams.

Each paper is 2 hours long and worth 75 marks each.

Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3: Further Mathematics

Paper 4: Further Statistics



Year 12 Assessed Work


Year 13 Assessed Work

Autumn Term


Autumn Term



1     Complex numbers


4     Hypothesis testing


2     Argand diagrams


5     Central limit theorem


3     Series


6     Chi-squared tests


4     Roots of polynomials


7     Probability generating functions




8     Quality of tests






5     Volumes of revolution


1     Complex numbers


6     Matrices


2     Series



3     Methods in calculus




4     Volumes of revolution





Spring Term



7     Linear transformations

Spring Term



8     Proof by induction


5     Polar coordinates


9     Vectors


6     Hyperbolic functions


Exam Paper Practice Core Pure




  1 Circular motion




2     Centres of mass of plane figures




3     Further centres of mass


7     Methods in differential equations




8     Modelling with differential equations













Summer Term


Summer Term



4     Kinematics




5     Dynamics


1     Discrete random variables






A2 Stats




2     Poisson distributions


3     Geometric and negative binomial distributions