# Mathematics AS/A2 at Nicholas Chamberlaine School

## Course description

The knowledge, understanding and skills required for all Mathematics specifications is contained in the subject core. The units C1, C2, C3 and C4 comprise this core material.

The unit S1 extends the data handling skills learned at GCSE, in order to analyse and summarise numerical data with relevance to other disciplines, such as Science, Business, Psychology and Sociology.

The unit S2 extends data analysis further to include significance testing and probability distributions – increasingly set in real life problem solving contexts.

## Course content

AS Mathematics 8371

Core Mathematics 1 (C1)   6663

• Algebra and functions
• Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
• Sequences and series
• Differentiation
• Integration

Core Mathematics 2 (C2)   6664

• Algebra and functions
• Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
• Sequences and series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration

Statistics 1 (S1)   6683

• Mathematical models in probability and statistics
• Representation and summary of data
• Probability
• Correlation and regression
• Discrete random variables
• The Normal distribution

A2 Mathematics 9371

Core Mathematics 3 (C3)   6665

• Algebra and functions
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and logarithms
• Differentiation
• Numerical methods

Core Mathematics 4 (C4)   6666

• Algebra and functions
• Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
• Sequences and series
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Vectors

Statistics 2 (S2)   6684

• The Binomial and Poisson distributions
• Continuous random variables
• Continuous distributions
• Samples
• Hypothesis tests

## Assessment

AS Mathematics

Core Mathematics 1 (C1)  33.3% of AS, 16.67% of A2 (Exam)

Core Mathematics 2 (C2)  33.3% of AS, 16.67% of A2 (Exam)

Statistics 1                  (S1)   33.3% of AS, 16.67% of A2 (Exam)

A2 Mathematics

Core Mathematics 3 (C3)    16.67% of A2 (Exam)

Core Mathematics 4 (C4)    16.67% of A2 (Exam)

Statistics 2                  (S2)    16.67% of A2 (Exam)

• All examination papers last 1 hour 30 minutes
• All examination papers have 75 marks

C1 is a non-calculator paper. For all other examinations, calculators can be used

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Chamberlaine School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2014

## Key information

• Start date: Next September
• Duration: 2 years