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MATHEMATICS AS/A2 (OCR) at Royds School

Course description

Mathematics AS Level and A Level contains a mixture of Core and Applied Mathematics.  At Royds we will be following the new AQA specifications.

Through solving problems you will develop resilience and be able to think creatively and strategically.  Excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data using both written and computer based skills.

It is usually possible to offer Further Maths during the course of the two years.  This would involve studying additional modules to the main A Level.  More information will be provided at the start of Year 12.

Course content

AS Level: Core content including building skills in core content including algebra and trigonometry.  Also developing and introducing the areas of maths within statistics and mechanics.

A Level: This has a larger content than the AS Level but contains the same structure of core, statistics and mechanics A Level.  It enables pupils to apply their skills and knowledge further.




Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at Grade 4 or above.  (If studying Mathematics - Maths at 6, for Further Mathematics you will need to have gained Mathematics at 7, although grade 8 or 9 would be advantageous).


100% Linear Examination - with the use of newly introduced graphical calculators.

2 exams at AS and 3 at A Level with combined content from all aspects of the course.


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Future opportunities

Study Maths, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or Accountancy and many more.

Those with a Maths A Level can earn on average 10% more than those without.

Further information

Contact: Ms A Lynch

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: 05 June 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13