AS/A2: Mathematics at Stephenson Studio School
Mathematics The AS course consists of three units; two core units of pure mathematics and one application unit of statistics. The core units deal with algebraic techniques, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, series and elementary calculus. One of the core units is examined with a non-calculator paper. Statistics is essentially about probability techniques and correlation/regression. The A2 course extends the pure mathematics with two further units and introduces a mechanics unit. Mechanics covers forces in equilibrium and motion, kinematics and momentum.
5 A*-C GCSE's or equivalent and at least grade B at GCSE for this or a related subject
Mathematics at Advanced GCE is essential for many University degrees, but is also a good background for degrees in geography, psychology, sports science, economics and many others. Careers which need mathematics include scientific research, actuarial work, economics and statistical services and teaching. Other avenues include investment banking and financial modelling, accountancy, information technology systems, operational research and producing coding systems for banks and government. Companies often look for people who have been trained in mathematical thinking.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stephenson Studio School directly.