Mathematics at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School
Why study AS/A2 Mathematics?
If you wish to follow
• An Engineering course at university
• A Maths related degree
• Any Medical course
• Any Science related course
Choose AS if you have enjoyed the challenge of working through logical tasks. If you are good at Mathematics and are likely to achieve at least a high grade B at GCSE. Choose A2 if you have not found the AS too difficult, have a secure understanding of AS and are likely to achieve at least your target grade at AS Maths.
What will I learn about?
AS - Pure Maths –how to develop further understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in the abstract sense of problem solving and logic.
Statistics –how to think clearly, work carefully, communicate mathematical ideas and solve problems relating to the real world.
A2 - Pure Maths –building on the skills from AS and extending knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, differentiation and integration.
Mechanics –appreciate how mathematical ideas can be applied in the everyday world and an understanding of the mathematical aspect of Physics.
How is it taught?
Students are encouraged through a range of teaching techniques to develop responsibility for their own learning. They will receive five taught lessons. In addition they will need to be prepared for four hours a week in addition on top of normal lessons.
How will I be assessed?
AS - Statistics 1, Core 1 and Core 2 (Pure Maths) exam in June.
A2 - Mechanics 1, Core 3 and Core 4 (Pure Maths) all in May/ June.
Pathways to future careers/ courses
An AS/A2 Level in Mathematics is highly regarded by all universities and any future employment.
AS/A2 Level Mathematics is essential for a degree in any type of Engineering, Accountancy and desirable for any Science based course at university.
Knowledge of further mathematical skills will open up many opportunities in Management-based employment.
AS - A minimum high grade B at GCSE. You have been a hard working student at GCSE.
A2 - Gain at least your target grade at AS.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.