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AS Maths - Extended Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School

Course description

An Extended Pathway Subject -  AS level mathematics is a suitable course for those students who have performed well at GCSE level, enjoy the subject and are committed to learning new concepts. Universities look upon mathematics favourably and consider it to be excellent preparation for many courses and future careers.

A 1 year AS course covering Pure Mathematics, Statistics & Mechanics  

Course content

AS level mathematics builds upon much of the work studied at GCSE, such as algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry and vectors.  New concepts, such as calculus (differentiation and integration), are introduced. Two thirds of the AS is dedicated to Pure mathematics and one third is given to the application of real-life mathematical situations through both Statistics and Mechanics.

Entry requirements

An average of A- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 A grades and 4 B grades) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & At least a grade 7 in GCSE Maths


AS Maths consists of two externally-examined papers.  Students must complete both assessments in May/June in any single year – Paper 1 (2 hours) covers the Pure Maths content and counts for 2/3 of the qualification; Paper 2 (1 hour) covers the applied content and comprises two sections: Section A – Statistics and Section B - Mechanics.  Calculators can be used in both of the assessments.

Future opportunities

AS level Maths is highly regarded by universities and employers.  Students who study AS-level Maths may go on to study degree courses in Mathematics related courses such as Economics, Accounting, Physics, Business Studies, Computer Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, to name just a few.  Potential career opportunities are extremely widespread - from Business and Finance through to Therapy Professionals!

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Bristow, Sixth Form Administrator on  or on 01628 625308, extension 146.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: EPMA17AS
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