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Mathematics - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • Understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress for further study.
  • Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques, connect different areas of maths and apply maths in other fields of study.
  • Use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy.

The qualification is divided two thirds Pure Maths and one third Statistics and Mechanics.

Course content

AS Pure Mathematics

Proof, Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) Plane, Sequences & Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials & Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Vectors.

AS Statistics and Mechanics

Statistical Sampling, Data Presentation and Interpretation, Probability, Statistical Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Quantities & Units in Mechanics, Kinematics, and Forces & Newton’s Laws

A Level Pure Mathematics

All the same topics as in AS Pure are studied in greater depth with the additional study of Numerical Methods.

A Level Statistics and Mechanics

All the same topics as in AS are studied in greater depth with the additional study of Moments.

Entry requirements

Any student that has gained a grade 6 or better in GCSE Mathematics is eligible to start the Sixth Form course.


AS: One 2 hour written Pure Maths exam out of 100 marks contributing 62.5% plus one 1 hour 15 mins Applied Maths exam (Statistics and Mechanics) out of 60 marks contributing 37.5%

A Level: two 2 hour written Pure Maths exams, each out of 100 marks and each contributing 33.33% plus one 2 hour written Applied Maths exam out of 100 marks also contributing 33.33%

Future opportunities

Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • A range of different, relevant academics or vocational higher education qualifications;
  • Employment in a relevant sector;
  • Further training

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 104 Weeks