AS/A MATHEMATICS at Peter Symonds College
The traditional qualification, AS/A Level Mathematics comprises two modules in pure mathematics and one module in Statistics. The course includes working with graphs, trigonometry, logarithms and calculus. All of these require good algebraic and problem solving skills, which are developed throughout each topic. You will need at least an A grade in GCSE Maths.
There are 3 different maths courses available; Use of Maths, Maths and Further Maths.
5 GCSE’s at Grades A*- C including English and Maths plus,
AS Use of Maths: you will be required to have achieved a grade B or higher in Maths GCSE.
AS Maths: You will be required to have achieved an A or A* in Maths GCSE.
AS Further Maths: you will be required to have achieved a grade A or A* in Maths GCSE.
It is also vital to your success that you enjoy using algebraic skills (such as solving equations, factorising quadratics, and working with surds and indices) to solve problems. You will be given an extensive task to complete after Taster Day in order to practise these skills before you begin your course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peter Symonds College directly.