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Mathematics A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

If you enjoyed Mathematics at GCSE, found the subject interesting and did well at it, then these are good reasons for considering an AS or A2 Mathematics course. Also, you may feel that it is a useful subject either for everyday life, or to support other subjects you wish to study.

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What will I learn?AS Units:

Core 1 -  includes algebra, geometry and the beginnings of calculus. It is crucial that you succeed in this module in order to progress to further modules. 

Core 2 - follows on from Core 1 with further algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. 

Mechanics 1B - is a study of the basics of Newton’s Laws of Motion and applies some of the mathematics taught in Core 1 and 2.

A2 Units:

Core 3 - follows on from Core 2 with further algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus.

Statistics 1B - is a study of the basics of probability and statistics, including the normal distribution and applies some of the mathematics taught in Core 1.

Core 4 - follows on from Core 3 with further algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and some new work on vectors.

The basics...
  • Study 3 units for AS Level and 3 for A Level
  • Assessed by one exam for each unit
  • Advised to buy and use own graphics calculator

Future opportunities

Future Careers

  • Research Scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Dividend Analyst
  • Doctor
  • Architect

Further information

Your scientific calculator will be useful but you will benefit from owning your own graphics calculator. You can buy these at South Hunsley, and depending on the type, they cost between £30 and £50.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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