The AS course is split between the core content and one applied module taken from statistics, mechanics or decision mathematics. The A level course is then a continuation of this including extended core content and one further applied unit again taken from statistics, mechanics and decision mathematics. The core units include the pure content of the course with topics such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, sequences and series and calculus. These topics are intended to extend pupils range of mathematical skills. Applied units are covered to develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study. Statistics will include analysis and interpretation of data and probability distributions. Mechanics will include Newton's Laws, force diagrams, momentum, projectiles and use of vectors. Decision mathematics covers work on networks, algorithms and linear programming.