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Mathematics A and AS Level at The Heathland School

Course description

The challenge of A level  Mathematics is likely  to appeal to students who have enjoyed and found success in studying Mathematics at Key Stage 4. A strength in using algebra and applying logical thinking will be necessary for higher level problem solving in topics such as Coordinate Geometry, Series and Calculus.

There is a significant gap between GCSE and A level. Students will need to show considerable determination to achieve a good grade at A level. The rigour of Mathematics is highly regarded by our best universities. Our former students have gone on to study a range of courses and have found themselves to be in demand with employers.

Course content

AS

  • Core Mathematics 1;
  • Core Mathematics 2 ;
    plus either
  • Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1.

A2

  • Core Mathematics 3;
  • Core Mathematics 4;
    plus either
  • Mechanics 2 [if Mechanics 1 at AS Level] or
  • Statistics 2    [if Statistics 1 at AS Level].

Entry requirements

Students must attain at least 5 A*-C grades including English Language and Mathematics and a total point score of  42+ in the student’s best 8 subjects. Students should also attain at least a B grade in GCSE Mathematics. Students who achieve a grade B will be expected to attend additional classes.

Assessment

All modules are examined by written papers which last for 1 hr 30 minutes each. 

Future opportunities

For those with a background in Mathematics, an unlimited number of well paid and rewarding career opportunities are available.

The mechanics modules are useful for students studying Physics and other science subjects, leading to scientific careers, Engineering, Medicine or Computing.

The statistics modules are usually taken by students studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography or Economics and are useful for careers in Business Management, Banking, Social Services and Medicine.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 September 2016
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Key information

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

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