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Mathematics & Further Mathematics AS/A2 at King Edward VI Academy

Course description

Course Specification:

AS Level Mathematics - OCR 3890

A2 Level Mathematics - OCR 7890

A2 Level Further Mathematics (2 A Levels) - OCR 7892

What is the course about?

The course in Y12 provides a broad base of subjects offering Pure Mathematics and Statistics. This broad base complements any other A Level subjects taken. Students who study the Further Mathematics option will achieve an A Level in Mathematics (7890) at the end of Year 12. Mathematics students receive 8 hours of lesson time per fortnight and Further Mathematics students receive 15 hours per fortnight.

What will I study?

Pure Mathematics Topics: Algebra, Differentiation, Trigonometry, Sequences and Series, Integration, Indices and Surds, Polynomials, Co-ordinate Geometry and Graphs

Statistics Topics: Probability, Representation of Data, Discrete Random Variables and Bivariate Data

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:

AS and A2 Level students (7890) require Grade A* or A at GCSE.

Further Maths students (7892) require Grade A* at GCSE.

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

Mathematics is one of the most sought after A Levels. It can be used in almost any career. Students with Mathematics are recognised to have problem-solving skills, logical thought processes, numerical skills and an ability to think independently.

Please note that any student considering the Further Mathematics option MUST start Further Mathematics and change to an A Level Mathematics option if necessary - NOT the other way round.

Back-up workshops are offered to all students in the Sixth Form.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September