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Mathematics at John O'Gaunt School

Course description

What does the AS specification consist of and how is it assessed?The course is designed to support the active development of mathematical ideas, avoiding premature abstraction and over-reliance on algorithms. Appropriate use is made of computer facilities such as graph-plotting software. At AS level, three units are studied. The core units are compulsory with students opting to study the third unit.Unit 1: Core 1 mathematicsUnit 2: Core 2 mathematicsUnit 3: Statistics 1Assessment will be by a series of written examinations in Core 1 in January and Core 2 and Statistics 1 in June of Year 12. What does the A2 specification consist of and how is it assessed?This course continues and extends the ideas introduced at AS level. The full A2 qualification comprises the three AS units plus three more units:Unit 1: Core 3 mathematicsUnit 2: Core 4 mathematicsUnit 3 Mechanics 1Assessment will be by a series of written examinations in Core 3 in January and Core 4 and Mechanics 1 in June of Year 12.

Entry requirements

A* to B GCSE in Maths

Future opportunities

What might I use this qualification for?The challenge and stimulation of studying mathematics will be of benefit whether you plan to go on to higher education or straight into the workplace. The discipline of logical and rigorous thought, the art of problem solving and mathematical modelling are just some of the skills the course will enable you to develop. Further Mathematics is an advisable option for anyone aiming to study Mathematics at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John O'Gaunt School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years