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AS/A2 Mathematics at South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy

Course description

A Level Mathematics consists of six modules, three modules are studied in the first year and make up an AS qualification, and a further three in the second year for an A2 qualification.

Course content

Four Core Modules (compulsory)

Pure Core 1 and 2 (year 1) Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry sequences & series; differentiation; integration; trigonometry; exponentials & logarithms;

Pure Core 3 and 4 (year 2) Further integration and differentiation, differential equations, vectors, numerical methods, the number ‘e’,

Two Applied Modules, these are chosen from

Decision Algorithms, graph theory, networks, linear programming.

Mechanics Forces, Equilibrium, Newton’s laws of motion, Projectiles, motion in a circle, energy and momentum.

Statistics Mathematical modelling in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; the Normal distribution and hypothesis testing.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE’s Grade A* to C which must include GCSE Mathematics grade B


All modules are 100% exam assessed, and are available as June series entries.

Future opportunities

Gaining an A Level in Mathematics provides both universities and employers with the evidence of someone with the ability to recognise problems and produce clear and concise solutions.

As such it is held in very high regard during the selection process.

It is a key component for those who wish to continue their studies to degree level in many subjects: Pharmacy, Engineering, Physics, Medicine Computer Science Business and Accountancy to name just a few, in fact anything where logical thought is needed.

Recent research suggests that people with A-level Mathematics earn 10% more than colleagues with similar qualifications not including mathematics.

Further information

For further information please contact Mr R. Mills at

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2016
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