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Maths AS/ A2 at Dixons City Academy

Course description

AS Mathematics

Course content

All candidates will cover 4 modules: Core 1 and Statistics 1 , examined in January, and Core 2 and Mechanics 1 , examined in June. The core modules are a mixture of pure Mathematics topics and applications of Mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, calculus). Statistics is the study of data analysis and probability; Mechanics is the study of motion and is very useful to those studying Physics

Entry requirements

Candidates must have followed the GCSE Higher course with at least a Grade B, but preferably achieved an A grade or above due to the extremely difficult nature of this subject at A Level which has a large algebra content.


Each module is assessed by a 1 hour 30 minutes examination.

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Future opportunities

An A Level in Mathematics is useful for a wide range of careers and university courses which do not have to be science based. However, some courses will require an A Level in Mathematics e.g. Engineering. There may be some subjects for which you would think Mathematics would definitely be needed but in fact do not, e.g. Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dixons City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 February 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year