Mathematics AS/A2 at Sir Frederic Osborn 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 Mathematics.
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.
A*-A at GCSE. Grade Bs may only be allowed to begin the course on recom-mendation 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 Sir Frederic Osborn School directly.