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Maths: A and AS Level Mathematics is one of the great creations of human intelligence. It is the language of science, technology and engineering. It is essential for architecture and design as well as economics and medicine; even art relies on mathematics to some extent. If you enjoy mathematics and have a creative streak you should certainly consider studying the subject at a higher level. Course details For AS Maths you will take two units of Core Maths and a unit on Statistics. For A2 Maths you will take a further two units of Core Maths and either a unit of Mechanics or a further unit of Statistics. How is it assessed? AS is assessed by three 1.5 hour examinations, one for each module. A2 is assessed by a further three 1.5 hour examinations. Course duration One year at AS level. One year at A2 level. What do I need to study this subject? You should have GCSE Maths (higher tier) grade B or above for AS level. Where can this lead me? Degree subjects may include maths, economics, business, accountancy, computing, engineering and physics. There are many careers where maths is useful, such as accountancy, insurance, engineering and computer programming. What are the enrichment opportunities? If you get a high grade in AS Maths at the end of the first year then you can take AS Further Mathematics, in addition to taking A level Maths, in the second year. This means that you will end up with an A level in Mathematics and an AS level in Further Mathematics.

Maths: A and AS Level Mathematics is one of the great creations of human intelligence. It is the language of science, technology and engineering. It is essential for architecture and design as well as economics and medicine; even art relies on mathematics to some extent. If you enjoy mathematics and have a creative streak you should certainly consider studying the subject at a higher level....

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