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Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Nottingham Academy

Course description

Mathematics encourages you to be open-minded and

adaptable; to look for more than one method of approach to a

problem; to make judgements on methods and techniques

available in terms of appropriateness and accuracy; to interpret,

evaluate and implement solutions and results.

Course content

The mathematics course consists of six modules, four of which

must be pure mathematics. The other two may be mechanics,

statistics or decision mathematics. Unless there is a clear

consensus in the class for one area in particular we generally

study Decision and one statistics module.


Units covered at AS

– Units covered in year 1: Core 1, Core 2 and Decision 1.


Units covered at A2

– Core 3, Core 4 and either Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade or above in English and B

grade or above in mathematics.


– Assessments will take place throughout the course.

– AS Course: MD01, PC01, PCO2 Examination June.

– A2 Course: MS01, PC03, PC04 Examination June.

Future opportunities

Students who take mathematics at this level often find that

they are at an advantage over those who have not, when

studying sciences and other mathematical related degrees at


The more ground breaking areas of many these

courses such as GIS in geography, econometrics in

economics and banking require the student to be competent

in mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years