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AS/A Level Mathematics at Altrincham College

Course description

AS Students study two core modules (C1 and C2) and one applied module in statistics (S1) in Year 12 C 1 Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Differentiation, Integration. C 2 Algebra and Functions, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms,Differentiation, Integration. S1 Numerical Measures, Probability, Binomial and Normal Distributions, Estimation, Correlation and Regression. A2 Students study two more core modules (C3 and C4) and one more applied module in mechanics. (M1) in Year 13 C3 Algebra and Functions, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical Methods. C4 Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors. M1 Mathematical Modelling, Kinematics, Statics and Forces, Momentum, Newtons Laws of Motion, Connected Particles, Projectiles.

Entry requirements

Five or more A*- C grades at GCSE including English Language and Maths. Minimum of grade A is required in Mathematics as it is advised that students who achieve a grade A * or A in their GCSE Mathematics find the transition to AS level more manageable. Grade B students will be considered with a teacher recommendation.


Each module is assessed by a 90 minute written examination and equally weighted at 75 marks

Future opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer or Teacher.  Mathematics is a highly valued qualification and is essential for many higher education courses and careers, including Engineering,Pure and Applied Sciences, Medicine, Economics, Information Technology, Architecture, Accounting and Banking, Sociology and Psychology..

Further information

Self motivation is paramount as it is expected that you will undertake several hours of independent learning and practise of examination style questions each week.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Altrincham College directly.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016
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