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MODE OF STUDY FT FE LEVEL 3 DURATION AS 1 year or A Level 2 years START DATE(S) September DAY(S)/TIME(S) OFFERED Students can expect to be involved in learning activities across most days of the week between 9.00am and 5.00pm NUMBER OF TEACHING HOURS 5 hours per week (2.5 hours for part time evening classes - please see separate information for part time A levels). TOTAL FEE TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE ADDITIONAL COSTS Compulsory three course text books and scientific calculator, approx 50 total AWARDING/VALIDATION BODY Edexcel, 8371 (AS), 9371 (A2) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have met one of the following entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grades A - C including English Language at grade C;or Students who achieved at least a merit in GNVQ or BTEC First Diploma qualifications alongside at least a grade C in English GCSE, will be considered for AS levels on a case by case basis. The following special requirements apply for Maths AS level: GCSE Maths grade B including a pass in a Croydon College entry assessment in Algebra which will be set during Induction week. The algebra assessment includes simple equations, simultaneous equations, inequalities, multiplying brackets, factorising, quadratic equations (by factorising and formula), simplifying and re-arranging expressions. It is important to note that students with a B at GCSE Maths who do not achieve a pass in the Department's Algebra assessment will be guided onto an alternative programme. Students who have achieved AS qualifications and wish to study their A2s at Croydon Sixth Form College are welcome, provided that a) they can produce a positive reference from their previous school or college; and b) the specification they studied for AS level is compatible with the specification at Croydon College.(Advice on this should be sought from the College at the time of application although there is usually no difficulty.) Students qualify for A2 subjects provided they have achieved at least an E at AS level. The exception is ICT which requires a grade D. All full-time students are required to take a computer based multiple choice 'initial assessment test' before enrolment in literacy and numeracy. A Level 2 pass in literacy is normally required for all subjects. A Level 2 numeracy pass is normally required for Science and Maths subjects. For details of entry qualifications for PT students, please see PT leaflet. For further details call the Course Information Centre on T: 020 8760 5914. PROGRAMME CONTENT/STRUCTURE This subject covers Core (Pure) Mathematics, Mechanics and/or Statistics. Core Maths expands on algebra and trigonometry covered in GCSE and covers new areas such as calculus and numerical analysis. Mechanics covers the interaction of force, mass and energy. Statistics involves the analysis and interpretation of data including various distributions, significance testing and correlation. The introduction of Decision Mathematics units is currently under review. The AS level is completed with two units of Core Mathematics, C1 and C2 and one unit of an application, either Statistics, S1 or Mechanics, M1. C1: Algebra and Functions; co-ordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentation; integration (ISBN 978-0-435519-10-0). C2: Algebra and Functions; co-ordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration (ISBN 978-0-435519-11-7). And either: M1: Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line; statics of a particle; moments(ISBN 978-0-435519-16-2). or; SI: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; the normal distribution (ISBN 978-0-435519-12-4). A2 The A level is completed with a further two Core Mathematics units, C3 and C4 and one further application unit M2 o

MODE OF STUDY FT FE LEVEL 3 DURATION AS 1 year or A Level 2 years START DATE(S) September DAY(S)/TIME(S) OFFERED Students can expect to be involved in learning activities across most days of the week between 9.00am and 5.00pm NUMBER OF TEACHING HOURS 5 hours per week (2.5 hours for part time evening classes - please see separate information for part time A levels). TOTAL FEE TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE...