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Mathematics Free-Standing Mathematics Qualification at Abbey College, Ramsey

Course description

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to continue the study of Mathematics beyond GCSE but for whom advanced AS units may not be immediately appropriate. It is available to students who are not taking any other mathematics course and is recommended for students who are studying Physics or Chemistry and not AS Mathematics.

Course content

Students sit two AS Mathematics modules in Year 12. The pace is slower than the AS course and students have time to develop confidence and skills and to gradually access the precision and notation needed for AS level work. The course is suitable for students who are not successful on the Year 11 bridging course but who wish to continue studying Maths.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Maths.


The assessment is by examination and two AS modules, Core 1 and Discrete 1, are sat in June of Year 12. The final AS module, Core 2, is sat in June at the end of Year 13. 

Financial information

Students need to be aware that the department supplies students with all of the relevant textbooks but requires a returnable deposit of £10 at the start of the course.

Future opportunities

AS Mathematics is a well respected qualification that is looked for by employers and universities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years