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Mathematics 'AS' & 'A2' (Edexcel) at Brigshaw High School and Language College

Course description


Course content

The AS course extends the algebra and trigonometry work covered at GCSE. More advanced mathematical techniques are developed in the Core 1 and Core 2 modules which can be used to solve quite difficult practical problems. An important application of mathematics - Statistics - will also be studied. The mathematics covered in the Statistics module can be used to represent and summarise data, and to calculate the probability of certain events happening.
* Core 1
* Core 2
* Statistics 1
In the second year, the Core 3 and 4 modules further develop the work covered in Core 1 and 2. New types of mathematical functions are introduced, and more difficult equations solved. A number of real-life network problems are considered in the Decision Mathematics module.
* Core 3
* Core 4
* Decision 1

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or better at Higher Level GCSE Maths together with a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.


There is no coursework.  There are 3 module examinations during the AS year.  Statistics 1, Core 1 and Core 2 will be examined in June of Year 12.   Core 3 and Decision 1 will be examined in January of Year 13 and Core 4 will be examined in June of Year 13.  There is also an opportunity to re-sit modules to improve marks. 

Future opportunities

This qualification is well respected by employers and universities due to its academic rigour.  It will be of use for any job or course involving Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Accountancy, Computer Science, Geography, Medicine, Design, Architecture, Biological Sciences etc.

Further information

Further Mathematics

Depending upon the number of students and their ability, it is usually possible to offer Further Mathematics at AS Level during the course of the two years. This would involve studying three additional modules, starting with the Mechanics 1 module after school in Year 12. This is followed in Year 13 by the Further Pure 1 module and one other module to be negotiated with the class.

For more information contact Mr White.

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: 24 January 2017
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  • Start date: Next September