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Mathematics AS Level (Edexcel) at Hackney Community College

Course description

Studying maths you will build upon knowledge from your GCSE. The C1 and C2 modules introduce topics such as quadratics and polynomials, sequences and series as well as integration and differentiation which C2 takes further. There is work on further trigonometry logs and exponentials ,etc. You will develop your mathematical skills to identify and analyse problems, understand and apply knowledge. At AS you will also study either a statistics option or a mechanics option (S1/M1), depending on timetable organisation and whether or not you take Physics at AS Level.

Course content

In maths all teaching is carried out in a highly resourced environment, with subject specialists. 
You will learn by a combination of formal teaching in the classroom as well as the use of IT. You will have mastery tests, as well as regular assessments. Part of your learning includes use of ICT in the classroom via laptops, use of the library and answering questions from the course text book and hand-outs. There will be a one hour workshop in maths to help you improve your understanding of the subject, as well as improve your exam technique over the year. Your learning also takes place outside of the college in the form of trips to the science museum, and other events

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A-C including a grade A/B in GCSE Maths and English. Other qualifications (including overseas equivalents), will be considered.


A Levels are assessed by written exam papers for each module. The course does not have coursework. 
The written exams take place in January and / or summer.

Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

A2 Level Mathematics.

Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues. As a student of HCC Sixth Form, you are entitled to additional learning support if you need it. For many students additional support is provided on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. This is very beneficial to your learning as it is a mechansim by which you can develop your literacy and numeracy skills and so improve your chances of success on the course. Subject specific workshops are available after the October half term as one hour sessions per week to assist and support your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hackney Community College directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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