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Mathematics AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

Mathematics is a valuable support for advanced level sciences and subjects such as Geography and Economics. Mathematics is fundamental for every aspect of our lives, from work to leisure. It is the universal language that underpins all science, engineering and technology. The application of Mathematics in industry and commerce creates wealth and jobs.

The AS/A2 mathematics course offers flexibility and a wide choice of topics. You will be able to develop your awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general as well as your understanding of the relationship between real-world problems and mathematical models. You will develop your abilities to reason logically and acquire practical skills in using technology such as calculators and computers effectively.

Course content

During your AS course you will take two pure mathematics core units that will extend your GCSE work on algebra, co-ordinate geometry and trigonometry and introduce you to the concept of calculus. You will also take either a mechanics unit (the mathematics of physical systems) or a statistics unit (the analysis and interpretation of data and probability distributions) .

At A2 level you will take two further pure mathematics units. You will also have a choice between a unit in either further mechanics or further statistics.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs Grade A* to C including at least a Grade B in Mathematics.


100% examination.

Future opportunities

A knowledge of advance mathematics is essential in a wide range of careers from the sciences to economics, business and computing.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Islington Consortium Office
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    • 020 7017 3040
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