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Mathematics GCE A Level (single option) Level 3 (Option Block B) at The North School

Course description

Mathematics at AS and A level is a course that is well worth studying in its own right. It is both challenging and interesting as it builds on the topics you have met at GCSE and develops the ideas further. It is particularly suited to people who enjoy problem solving, computation and logical reasoning including proof. It is a highly sought after qualification in the workplace and in Higher Education.

Mathematics is offered as a two year course. AS mathematics consists of three modules and is examined at the end of the first year. All Modules are equally weighted.


Course content

AS Mathematics is made up of 3 units: C1, C2 and S1

A2 Mathematics is made up of a further 3 units: C3, C4 and M1.

All six modules combine to form the complete A level.

Each module is assessed by a 90 minute examination.

There is no coursework.

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including A grade in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

There are many areas of employment that see a Mathematics A level as an important qualification, and it is often a requirement for vocational courses related to these areas. Higher Education courses or careers that list A level Mathematics as essential or highly desirable include: computing, finance, economics, medicine, architecture, engineering, accountancy, actuary, psychology, chemistry, biology, physics, environmental studies and, of course, mathematics itself.

You could also go straight into work as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that employers across many industries are looking for.

At AS level, Mathematics is highly useful support for other mathematics-based AS and A levels such as sciences, geography, psychology, and sociology. You could take this course with an Advanced GCE in Mathematics to support entry to higher education in  mathematics, related areas such as electronics, economics, physics or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into a job related to mathematics such as an accountant, engineer or financial adviser.

Further information

For further information on the requirements and content of this course, please contact Mr D Munday.

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: 31 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years