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AS/A2 Level in Mathematics at Great Marlow School

Course description

The course at both A and AS Level will build on the work you met at GCSE but will also involve new ideas that are both challenging and interesting. It serves as a useful support for many other qualifications, as well as being a sought after qualification for the workplace and courses in Higher Education.

It is recognised that maths skills learned at A Level, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, may be closer to those actually used in the workplace than skills learned in other subjects.

While studying Mathematics you can expect to:

  • Use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems
  • Simplify real life situations so that you can use mathematics to show what is happening and what might happen in different circumstances
  • Use graphics calculators and other resources effectively; understand their limitations and which it is appropriate to use such technology
  • Solve quite complicated problems by using mathematical arguments and logic

During the course of Year 12 the progress of students studying the AS Level will be carefully monitored in order to assess the advisability of them continuing to study Mathematics to the full A Level. 

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least a Grade A (at Higher Level) in their GCSE Maths to join this course. Students should have achieved passes in all three AS modules to proceed to A2.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Marlow School directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years