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Mathematics AS level at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

Maths is exciting; there are new challenges at every corner. It involves logical thinking, problem solving and convincing someone that your reasoning is correct. Research shows that mathematics students earn more and have skills that underpin many different professions and subjects. The main reason for studying mathematics to an advanced level is that it is interesting and enjoyable. People like its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you know when you are right. The solution of a problem has an excitement and a satisfaction.

Course content

You will study the Edexcel modular specification which consists of two core mathematics modules and an applications module (Statistics) to gain an AS level.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B at higher level.


100% examination.

Future opportunities

Those who qualify in mathematics are in the fortunate position of having a wide range of career choices. The abilities are all enhanced by a mathematics degree course. It is for this reason that mathematician are increasingly in demand. With a mathematics degree, you should be able to turn your hand to finance, statistics, engineering, computers, teaching or accountancy with a success not possible to other graduates. Scientists use mathematics and as such knowledge of the subject beyond GCSE is often essential to be successful at degree level in this area.

The most recent surveys show graduates in mathematics and computer science at the top of the earning lists six years after graduation. Computer science has a considerable mathematical component, which is becoming more important as the designers of software are required to prove that the software meets its specification. This kind of rigour is one of the basic techniques of mathematics, and can be learned only through a mathematics course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


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