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Mathematics AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

You will study pure mathematics and its applications in statistics and mechanics. Pure mathematics is an extension of some ideas started at GCSE, particularly algebra and algebraic graphs, but it also includes trigonometry and a new area of study called calculus. The central role of algebra in the development of the main ideas and in proving key results means that the course is well-suited to students who enjoy and are confident when working with algebra. Statistics extends the work done at GCSE to cover areas such as probability and probability models, whilst mechanics develops methods for solving a range of problems using tools such as Newton’s laws.

Course content

At A Level, ideas and methods are developed formally, with rigorous proofs of many results being established before they are applied to solve problems. A variety of questions are tackled, using the ideas already learnt to find solutions efficiently and logically.

Here are some of the topic areas we cover:

  • Pure Maths
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics
  • Decision Maths

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language


Examining Board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

Previous students have studied Engineering, the Sciences, Computing, Economics, Finance, Medicine, Veterinary Science or Architecture at university. Others have progressed to Engineering or Accountancy Apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.