# AS/A2 Mathematics / Further Mathematics at The Bluecoat Academy

## Course description

What will be studied ?

The Edexcel AS and A2 course will be studied. Mathematics The AS level is a combination of 3 units; two Core and one applications unit. The A2 level is a combination of 6 units; the 3 units studied at AS plus two more Core units and one more applications unit.

Further Mathematics The AS level is a combination of 3 units. Further Pure has to be studied, plus two other units.

The A2 level is a further 3 units. It is compulsory that A Level Mathematics is studied alongside Further Mathematics.

How will I be assessed ?

Each unit will be assessed by one written paper of 1.5 hours duration.

How is the course delivered ?

AS and A2 will both be taught by specialist staff. A variety of teaching styles are used to develop skills associated with problem solving, applying and investigating mathematics and the appropriate use of computers, calculators and graphical calculators.

What next ?

Mathematics A level is essential for degree courses in Mathematics, Engineering or Physics. Most university courses in Computer Science and Operational Research also require Mathematics A Level. Numeracy, statistics and computers are so much part of modern life that an A level in Mathematics is one of the most useful qualifications. Some of the main careers where Mathematics plays a significant part are accountancy, actuarial science, air traffic control, architecture, banking, economics, surveying and teaching.

Many top universities now require candidates to have studied Further Mathematics when applying for courses with an emphasis on Maths.

## Entry requirements

Students wishing to take A Level Mathematics / Further Mathematics should have five GCSE’s A* to C grades. Students are expected to have achieved at least a Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

We will test your essential algebraic skills when starting the course and you will be required to demonstrate that you have sufficient understanding in order to successfully proceed with the course.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.