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Mathematics AS A2 at Kettering Buccleuch Academy

Course description

Mathematics at AS and A level is a course worth studying in its own right. It is a course that will challenge students to extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them to solve demanding, unstructured problems. Mathematics is 'abstract' in its nature.

The A level builds covered in GCSE (Higher) level but also involves ideas that some of the greatest minds of the last millennium have developed.

Course content

AS Mathematics

An AS in mathematics is very valuable as a supporting subject to many other courses, especially science, geography, physiology, sociology and medicine.

A level Mathematics

Mathematics A-level is a much sought after qualification for entry to a range of full-time courses in higher education. Many employers view mathematics A level as an important qualification and it is often a requirement for vocational courses. Higher educational courses or careers that require A-level mathematics include: medicine, architecture, computer studies, teaching, environmental sciences, accountancy, engineering, economics and psychology.

In order to achieve an AS you will require three units: two of core mathematics and one applied. For a full A-level, six units are required: two more of the core element and one applied.

Applied mathematics is statistics, mechanics or decision mathematics.

Entry requirements

A B grade at GCSE achieved on the Higher Paper


AS 3 exam papers

A2 3 exam papers

Future opportunities

Mathematics is never an easy option and students need to work hard to understand the concepts involved. However it opens many doors to different careers.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Judy Turner

All courses are subject to change. You are advised to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly to check courses are still running.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Buccleuch Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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