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Mathematics AS & A2 Level (EDEXCEL) at Crossley Heath School

Course description

Modular System:        

3 modules for AS level Mathematics; 6 modules for A level Mathematics

Why Mathematics?

Problem solving is an essential skill in life and any career, and individuals who can break down problems and assess options are becoming increasingly sought after.  Any of these courses develop student’s skills to the point where they will appreciate how widely Mathematics is used to solve and investigate in the real world.  A Post 16 Mathematics qualification tells employers and universities that an individual can think for themselves.

The applied areas of Mechanics and Statistics rely on the Core elements of the course, and relate to areas such as Engineering, Economic Planning, Finance and Operational Research.  In all of these areas Mathematics is used to model a real-life  situation and arrive at the safest, most profitable solution.  However, the ability to think analytically is of course a tremendous asset in any career.

Course content

Module A Level

The current make-up of the course is as follows, although this may change from year to year:

AS Level - Core Mathematics 1, Core Mathematics 2, Statistics 1 in Y12

A Level - Core Mathematics 3, Core Mathematics 4, Mechanics 1 in Y13

Students are taught by two members of staff and should spend about four hours per week of their own time completing homework, practising methods and studying further examples from the text.

Students who enjoy AS level Mathematics in Y12 and achieve a grade A can also pick up AS Further in Y13 if they choose.


Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of a B grade or higher at GCSE is required to study any of the Mathematics Post 16 courses, but a grade A is very highly recommended. 


Each module is assessed by a 90 minute written paper.  No coursework is involved.  Core 1 is a non-calculator paper. Each module is worth the same. 

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Crossley Heath School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One Year for AS Two years for A2