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Mathematics AS and A level at Chace Community School

Course description

Mathematics falls into four areas of study: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics , Statistics and Decision Mathematics .

Successful completion of six modules over two years would result in an A Level qualification. Successful completion of three modules over one or two years would result in an AS Level qualification. 

Mathematics is one of the most challenging A Levels to study. You will need to be committed and prepared to work hard. However, a Mathematics qualification at this level is highly regarded by universities. 

Course content

Pure Maths 

An extension of the techniques and knowledge gained at GCSE. Developing algebraic and manipulative skills, graph drawing and trigonometry. New concepts are also introduced and developed including logarithms and calculus. 

Mechanics 

The study of statics and moving bodies including forces and energy. 

Statistics 

Presentation and analysis of data.  Probability and probability distributions. 

Entry requirements

Higher level GCSE Maths Grade A* - B (Students with a grade B will be asked for a reference from their current maths teacher and will need to pass an algebraic proficiency test). 

Assessment

Each of the six modules are assessed by a 1½ hour written examination.

AS Level students cover C1, C2 and S1 (assessed in June). 

A2 Level students cover C3, C4 and M1 (assessed in June). Students can also resit any modules from year 12.

 

Future opportunities

  • Any type of engineering
  • Accountancy
  • Applied Science
  • Business & Finance
  • Retail management
  • Computer Design & Technology 
  • Building & Architecture
  • Medicine

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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