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Maths A/S at Queensbury School

Course description

A level mathematics is a valuable subject for any student to have as it will open so many doors in the future!

Course content

What does the AS Mathematics course cover?

AS Module - Pure Core 1

  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

AS Module Pure Core 2

  • Algebra and Functions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

AS Module Mechanics 1

  • Vectors
  • Kinematics
  • Forces
  • Momentum
  • Newtons Lawsof Motion 1
  • Newtons Laws of Motion 2
  • Projectiles


Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 A*-C grades (or equivalent) in your GCSEs, including at least a grade C in GCSE English Language anda grade B in Mathematics.

To progress onto the second year, you need to gain at least a pass grade from the first year.




The exams are held in both January and June each year and are generally taken as follows:

June 1st Year - Core 1, Core 2 and Mechanics

June 2nd Year - Core 3, Core 4 and Decisions 1

During the first two weeks you will be doing an induction booklet called 'Mind the Gap'.  This is to enable you to revise basic concepts that will be needed through the course.  At the end of the induction period you will sit a short assessment, (only topics covered inthe booklet will be assessed).  You will be expected to achieve 50% or more.

Future opportunities

Progression Routes

Higher Education--Mathematical, science or business related course.

Career Options--teaching, banking, accountancy

Mathematics As/A2 GCE can be taken along with any combination of courses, but sits particularly well alongside the following: AS/AS GCE Physics, AS/A2 GCE Chemistry, Business Studies, AS/A2

Further information

Please contact Mrs Battye/Mr Hunt or one of the A Level Mathematics teachers for further information.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year