## MATHEMATICS

**Course:** AS and A2

**Exam Board:** Edexcel

**Entry Requirements: ** A*- B (the B grade will need to be a strong B: UMS 300) at GCSE Mathematics

Minimum APS 42 (equivalent to B grade across GCSEs)

**Course Description:**

The AS and A2 courses are currently modular. We will be following the Edexcel syllabi and these are summarized below.

**C1, C2, C3, C4** Pure Mathematics Modules

**Content:** Algebra, series, graphs, trigonometry, calculus, in equating curves, vectors and complex numbers

**M1, M2 ** Mechanics Modules

**Content:** Vectors, equilibrium, uniform motion, work, energy, power, momentum, centres of gravity and friction

**S1, S2 ** Statistics Modules

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**Content:** Sampling, mean, histograms, statistical tests, probability and probability distributions.

AS will consist of three units. C1, C2 and either S1 or M1

A2 will consist of six units. C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, M2 or C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, S2 or C1, C2, C3, C4, M1, S1

It is expected that students choosing AS level will complete the course in one year and then either

choose another AS subject the following year. Some students may wish to repeat the AS units to

improve their grade or take further units to make it up to A2.

Students choosing AS or A2 level Physics should, in their own interests, choose mechanics options as the Physics and Mechanics courses overlap.

## FURTHER MATHEMATICS

This is a two-year course offering the chance to gain a highly prestigious A-Level. This course is only for the best Mathematics students and they will only be accepted on to the course with an A or A* GCSE grade, preferably A* in Mathematics.

Students will be studying the FP1 and FP2 Pure Maths modules and four extra modules.

There is also the option of taking just three modules, including FP1, to gain an AS Level.

## MATHEMATICS IN CONTEXT (L3 Core Mathematics)

This is a relatively course that is well suited for students for students who wish to apply maths to their Sixth Form studies and beyond. It is designed for those students who achieve A*-C in GCSE Maths and would like to continue to their study of mathematics but may not feel that the full A Level Mathematics course is suitable.

This is an excellent option for students who wish to study a Science A-Level, or Psychology, Sociology or Economics. The emphasis will be on problem-solving and applying mathematical solutions to real-life situations – so this course will help to develop students’ ability to cope with the increased mathematical challenge represented in the newly reformed A-Levels in these subjects.

Pearson Edexcel will be the Specification we will be following- Level 3 certificate in mathematics in context

Teaching time is 180 hours spread over 2 years. An alternative to AS and A-level Maths but is equivalent to an AS, graded A to E.

**Contact Name:** Ms B Shah