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Mathematics with Statistics AS and A Level at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

A level Mathematics is both challenging and interesting. It will build on the Algebra work you met at GCSE but will also involve new ideas such as differentiation and integration.

You will be expected to:

• Use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems
• Present mathematical arguments
• Model real-life situations
• Use calculator technology and other resources appropriately

Course content

The three modules taken for AS are:
• Core Mathematics 1 (Indices and surds, polynomials, co-ordinate geometry and
graphs, differentiation)
• Core Mathematics 2 (Trigonometry, sequences and series, algebra and integration, numerical methods)
• Statistics 1 (Representation of data, probability, discrete random variables, bivariate data)

The three modules taken for A Level are:

• Core Mathematics 3 (Algebra and functions, trigonometry, differentiation and
integration, numerical methods)
• Core Mathematics 4 (Algebra and graphs, differentiation and integration, differential equations, vectors)
• Statistics 2 (Continuous random variables, normal distribution, Poisson distribution, sampling and hypothesis tests)

Entry requirements

A*/A in GCSE Mathematics recommended (or very high B from the Higher Tier).


The modules of the course are assessed purely by written examinations. Each module is equally weighted, with each exam lasting 1hr 30mins. Core 1 is a non- calculator paper. Core Mathematics 1, Core Mathematics 2, Statistics 1 are assessed in Year 12. Core Mathematics 3, Core Mathematics 4, Statistics 2 are assessed in Year 13

Financial information

Mathematics with statistics is very valuable as a supporting subject to many courses at Advanced GCE and degree level, especially in geography, psychology and sociology. It is strongly recommended for degree courses in economics, accounting and medical.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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