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Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Nicholas Hamond Academy

Course description


For those who have enjoyed GCSE Mathematics, A-Level is the obvious next step. A highly regarded A Level by any university, Mathematics helps students to develop a unique approach to problem solving, creative thinking and independent learning.

You will soon discover that what you have learnt in Year 11 is only the start of true Mathematics- get ready to experience a whole new world!

Course content


AS modules/units

Core 1 and 2 – These continually expands on the work from the GCSE Higher course as well as bringing in new ideas. Statistics – Learn how probability and data measures can be used within problem solving.

A2 modules/units

Core 3 and 4 – These modules build on the new concepts encountered in Y12.

Decision Maths 1 – A new and unusual collection of practical methods for solving real problems.

Entry requirements


Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.



AS Assessment

100% examination (33.3% Core 1, 33.3% Core 2, 33.3% Statistics)


A2 Assessment

100% examination (33.3% Core 3, 33.3% Core 4, 33.3% Decision 1)

Future opportunities


Through the skills you develop throughout the course, Mathematics A level is great preparation for a variety of courses in further education. Many students continue their studies on to a degree in Mathematics, and this would make you attractive to a range of employers in areas such as finance, economics, engineering, physical sciences, and many more.

Even if University isn’t for you, the problem solving skills and confidence this A Level will provide you is likely to put you "one step up" in many careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Hamond Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

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