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Mathematics AS/A-Level at Haydon School

Course description

This course is intended primarily for students who wish to support their studies in subjects that may make use of Mathematics. This course is appropriate for students who achieve at least a grade B at GCSE. Whilst the minimum requirement is a B at GCSE, significant additional personal study will be required if a student has not achieved at least an A grade at GCSE. In addition, all students must pass an entrance exam in algebra before they can start the course. This exam will also be used to identify students who will need to attend an additional, compulsory ‘Essential Algebra Skills’ class every week.

There will be communication home as well as information provided via the school’s website to provide guidance for this test nearer the time in the summer term.

Course content


The course follows the London board Edexcel Syllabus. It is a modular course that requires the completion of three modules. The modules taken are Core Maths 1 (C1), Core Maths 2 (C2) and an applied maths module (Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1). Each module looks at a specific area of maths, which builds on and develops the concepts learnt from the GCSE Higher course.


The A2 course builds upon the work completed at AS and students will take two more Core Maths modules (C3 and C4) and a second applied maths module (Mechanics 2 or Statistics 2). The full A level is awarded for the completion of six modules.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

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