Mathematics AS/A2 at Stanborough School
Mathematics at AS and A Level is a challenging and interesting subject which progresses
from the work that has been met at GCSE and develops a further understanding of
mathematical processes and the ability to reason logically. It complements many other
subjects and is highly respected by universities and employers.
All AS Mathematics students will take two Core modules, C1 and C2, that contain pure
mathematics (incorporating work on algebra, trigonometry, calculus and coordinate
geometry) and an applied mathematics module.
The applied module may vary and will be taken from Mechanics, Statistics or Decision
In Year 13 students will take one more applied module as well as continuing to study pure
maths in core modules C3 and C4.
Students will be assessed by three examinations in each year based on the modules that
they take. The examinations each provide an equal part of the assessment for the final
award. There is no coursework requirement.
Calculators are allowed in all examinations with the exception of C1, which is a non-
calculator paper. Graphics calculators are permitted, provided that they do not have
computer algebra functions, but are not required. A basic scientific calculator with
trigonometric and logarithmic functions will suffice.
Students need to have reached a good standard in their GCSE Mathematics and are
expected to begin the course with a grade A or A*. Students with grade B may be
allowed to begin the course only in exceptional circumstances on the recommendation
of their Head of Mathematics.
Grade A*-A at GCSE Grade Bs may only be allowed to begin the course on recommendation of their Head of Maths. APS: 40 or above
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanborough School directly.