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Mathematics AS Level at Nelson Thomlinson School

Course description

Course Content

• Students study two Pure Mathematics modules as well as a Statistics module.

• The two modules in Pure Mathematics extend students’ knowledge of Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry as well as introducing new concepts in Calculus and Logarithms.

• In the Statistics module, students learn to analyse and summarise numerical data in order to arrive at conclusions about it. Students extend the range of probability problems studied at GCSE to include Bayes’ Theorem and the Normal Distribution.


Entry requirements

At least a high Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

Student Attributes

  • Enjoy engaging with challenging material.
  • Not put off by mistakes.
  • Determined to be successful.
  • Prepared to seek help and act upon advice.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Good time management skills.



Core 1: 33% – Exam paper

Core 2: 33% – Exam paper

Statistics 1: 33% – Exam paper

Future opportunities

A-Level Mathematics is a much sought after qualification for entry to a wide variety of careers and courses in Higher Education. These include courses and careers in Accountancy, Architecture, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Physics and Teaching.

For some top universities A-Level Mathematics is a requirement for courses in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 September 2016
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