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Mathematics AS Level at Carlisle College

Course description

Studying Maths at A-level will open a number of doors to students. Not only is it a valuable and interesting subject in its own right but it is an essential building block for practically all science and technology subjects. Students following predominately arts subjects should also consider taking the AS level in Maths as it broadens their curriculum and it will improve their grasp and understanding of important concepts such as statistical analysis, graphs and data presentation, and number theory.

Course content

This course builds on the knowledge gained at GCSE and extends the range of mathematical skills and techniques needed to solve more difficult problems.

Core 1-Algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, sequences and series, differentiation and integration.

Core 2-Further algebraic techniques, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, further calculus.

Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1

At the end of the year students may opt not to continue with the subject or may go on to study three more A2 modules leading to a full A-level qualification.

Entry requirements

Students would need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grades A* - C to include a B in Maths or Scottish equivalent.


Each module is assessed by a written exam of length 90 minutes and all three papers are taken in June of each year. All modules are equally weighted and there is no coursework.

Future opportunities

Maths is a highly respected A-level and is useful for a wide range of career choices. Any students interested in Engineering, Finance, Medicine, Architecture, Computing, Management or a degree in Maths should consider studying Maths at A-level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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