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Mathematics AS level at Nottingham Girl's Academy

Course description

If you enjoy mathematics, want to build on what you did at GCSE and also want to discover new areas such as differentiation, integration and mathematical proof, then this is the course for you. You will be encouraged to think more logically, and shown how to express these thoughts properly on paper to provide a convincing argument.

Course content

You will increase your understanding of topics such as quadratic graphs and equations, inequalities, coordinate geometry and simultaneous equations. At the same time you will be introduced to brand new areas of mathematics such as differentiation, integration and mathematical proof. As well as pure mathematic modules, there is an applied element to the course in which you have the opportunity to solve real life problems using mathematical skills you have learnt.

Units covered at AS

  • Pure core 1 (calculator not permitted).
  • Pure core 2. 
  • Decision 1 or statistics 1 or mechanics 1.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including English. GCSE mathematics at grade B.


You will be assessed via external examinations (Edexcel). examinations are taken in June of each year.

Future opportunities

Studying A level mathematics will support the statistical and mathematical content of courses such as physics, biology, psychology, geography and business studies.

Students with a higher qualification in mathematics are respected by employers of nearly any business as it demonstrates an ability to think logically, to solve problems and to grasp difficult, often abstract, concepts. Mathematics is particularly relevant to careers in finance, engineering, science and research, computer programming and construction.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Girl's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year