# Maths AS/A2 Levels at Abbotsfield School

## Course description

Mathematics is a world of pattern and order, where you take what you know and apply it to solve new problems, developing higher order thinking skills. It lies at the heart of many subjects - physics, chemistry, geography and economics to mention a few. It opens the door into many careers and has been proven to increase earning potential in the future.

## Course content

ASAS modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

C1 - Core Mathematics 1

Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.

C2 - Core Mathematics 2

Same topics as C1 plus: trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions

S1 - Statistics 1

Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; normal distribution.

A2A2 modules: 2ndyear of studyAssessment

C3 - Core Mathematics 3

Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; differentiation; numerical methods

C4 - Core Mathematics 4

Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors

M1 - Mechanics 1

Mathematical models in mechanics: vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments

## Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B at Higher Tier.

## Assessment

ASAS modules: 1styear of studyAssessment

C1 - Core Mathematics 1

Module exam in June contributing 1/3 towards AS grade and 1/6 of A2 grade

C2 - Core Mathematics 2

Module exam in June contributing 1/3 towards AS grade and 1/6 of A2 grade

S1 - Statistics 1

Module exam in June contributing 1/3 towards AS grade and 1/6 of A2 grade

A2modules: 2ndear of studyAssessment

C3 - Core Mathematics 3

Module exam in June of year 13 contributing 1/6 towards A2 grade

C4 - Core Mathematics 4

Module exam in June of year 13 contributing 1/6 towards A2 grade

M1 - Mechanics 1

Module exam in June of year 13 contributing 1/6 towards A2 grade

## Future opportunities

Mathematics A level is regarded as an entry requirement qualification to Scientific, Engineering, Information Technology, Architecture, Accountancy and many other degree subjects and careers.

## How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

## Key information

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