Mathematics AS Level at Sussex Downs College
On this course you will study the content of the new A level EDEXCEL Maths syllabus which consists of the study of Pure Mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics.You will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and basic applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics.In the second year you will study further pure mathematics topics covering more algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and other topics, and extended applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics.
You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.
You will need at least GCSE Maths grade B/6.
At the end of the year two for the A level Maths qualification you will take 3 papers, two with pure content and one with applied content, two hours being allocated for each paper.
Mathematical skills are highly prized and will be valuable when applying for university entry. A mathematics qualification will give you a very significant advantage in the job market.
The transition from GCSE to A level is quite a big one so we set you some work to do over summer to help with this. You get this work when you attend our Introductory Days or by contacting the college. There is a test on this work in September which will help you to check if the course is right for you. The test just checks whether you are prepared to work hard, it isn’t there to catch you out.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.