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AS Level: Mathematics at Ashby School

Course description

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 
decision mathematics. 

Entry requirements

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. 

Future opportunities

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
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year