AS Level: Mathematics at Ashby School
This course is challenging and enjoyable but does require consistent hard
work. The ASlevel is modular and consists of three modules. It is
comprised of two core mathematics modules, covering the structures and
techniques of Mathematics including algebra, calculus, trigonometry and
graphs and a module in statistics and probability.
The three modules that are studied in Year 12 count towards the
aggregation of the final grade for A2 maths in Year 13, which is obtained
through a further three modules. These include two more core mathematics
modules alongside a further applied module, either in mechanics or
For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five GCSE (or equivalent)
passes at grades A* - C, including mathematics and English language.
To study mathematics, students must have at least a grade B in
mathematics at GCSE.
An AS level qualification in mathematics is highly regarded by prospective
employers and universities alike as being a good indicator of a logical and
analytical mind. Mathematics AS level is useful for any university course
involving mathematics, science, business, technology or engineering.
Mathematics is also useful for arts and humanities subjects as it teaches
some techniques used in these subjects and indicates a breadth of study.
Mathematics is applicable for the following career areas: engineering,
actuarial work, meteorology, finance, medicine, nursing, sports, the
transport industry, computing, including writing games, accountancy,
economics, business, banking, air traffic control, retail management,
architecture, surveying, cartography, psychology, teaching and many
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.
Last updated date: 27 November 2015