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Mathematics GCE Advanced Level AS/A2 Course Content First Year Students have a choice of AS Maths with Mechanics Core Maths 1 & 2 Mechanics 1 AS Maths with Statistics Core Maths 1 & 2 Statistics 1 Second Year For A2 students must study a further three modules. The two compulsory modules are Core Maths 3 & 4 The sixth module will probably be one of Mechanics 1 Statistics 1 Discrete Maths 1 How it is Taught Most lessons involve the teacher talking through the theory and demonstrating example solutions. Problems are then set to be completed as homework. Each module is assessed by examination. We do not offer any coursework modules. The College has access to a number of software packages, which may be used by students. Students will find that there are several opportunities to explore the uses of a graphical calculator. Students having difficulties will be encouraged to take advantage of extra support lessons. Examination Details For the AS course, students take one module in January and two in June; there is an option to resit the first module in the summer. For A2, the examination pattern is one module in January and two in the summer. There are opportunities to resit all modules except those taken in the final examination period. Each module will last for 1hour 30 minutes. Each examination carries an equal weight towards the final grade. Useful/Common Subject Combinations Many A Level courses would consider the fact that a student studied Mathematics to be an advantage for their course. Many students combine Mathematics with Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Psychology, Biology, Geography, Economics and Business Studies, but each year there are students from almost all other subject areas. Careers and HE Information We have a number of students who go to university to study Mathematics but many also study Engineering, Computing and the Sciences. Mathematics students often gain employment in the financial services industries. Almost all our A Level students gain university places or full time employment at the end of their course here. Other Relevant Information At the end of Bridging Week we issue a booklet of questions to be completed by all AS Mathematics students over the summer break. This work should be presented to the teacher at the first lesson. If a student is unable to attend, or study Mathematics on, Bridging Week, he/she should contact the Mathematics department to obtain a copy. The choice of Applied modules is important and we encourage prospective Maths students to attend one of the Open Evenings and Bridging Week to discuss the options with the Mathematics department.

Mathematics GCE Advanced Level AS/A2 Course Content First Year Students have a choice of AS Maths with Mechanics Core Maths 1 & 2 Mechanics 1 AS Maths with Statistics Core Maths 1 & 2 Statistics 1 Second Year For A2 students must study a further three modules. The two compulsory modules are Core Maths 3 & 4 The sixth module will probably be one of Mechanics 1 Statistics 1 Discrete Maths 1 How it...

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