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Mathematics AS/A2 Level at East Berkshire College

Course description

Mathematics is an important subject for those interested in the physical sciences and engineering and it provides solid back up to students of Business or ICT.

The course follows the Edexcel specifications.

Course content

This course is offered as part of the full time A level programme and consists of three units in the first year, two of which are pure mathematics and the other is an applications module.

The second year covers two further pure mathematics modules and one more applications module.

Applications modules cover statistics and mechanics.

The course is delivered to the Edexcel syllabus.

The first few weeks are usually given over to studying a bridging course, that aims to cover certain topics that are essential to master to cope with AS/A2 level work. At the end of the bridging course there is a test that you will be expected to pass in order to continue with the AS level.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including grade B in Maths, preferably at the higher level however this is not essential.


The course is delivered through classroom lectures.

Students will also be required to undertake a substantial amount of work in their own time.

This will include regularly set homework that will be formally marked.

Assessment is through exams in January and May/June of each year.

Future opportunities

A pass in AS level is necessary to progress to the A2 leading on to a full A Level Mathematics.

Students can progress into Higher Education or use the qualification to support applications for employment.

Advanced Apprenticeship, University Programme, Employment in many sector areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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