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Mathematics and Further Mathematics AS/A2 at Christ The King College

Course description

Mathematics at AS and A Level is a course worth studying in its own right. It is challenging but interesting. It builds on work you will have met at GCSE, but also involves new ideas that some of the greatest minds of the last millennium have produced. It serves as a very useful support for many other qualifications as well as being a sought after qualification for the workplace and courses in Higher Education.
What skills will I gain from studying AS/A2 Maths and Further Maths?
You will develop an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.
You will develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs.
You will learn to extend a range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems.
You will develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected.

Course content

AS Level Mathematics
Core 1 and Core 2, together with one of Mechanics 1, Statistics 1, Decision 1
AS Level Pure Mathematics
Core 1, Core 2 and Further Pure 1
AS Level Further Mathematics
Further Pure 1 together with two other units (which may not include any of Core 1 to Core 4).
Two year option, leading to one of the A Level qualifications below.
Advanced Level Mathematics
Core 1, Core 2, Core 3 and Core 4, together with either two from Mechanics 1, Statistics 1, Decision 1 or Mechanics 1, Mechanics 2 or Statistics 1, Statistics 2 or Decision 1, Decision 2.
Advanced Level Pure Mathematics (7891)
Core 1, Core 2, Core 3, Core 4, Further Pure 1 and either Further Pure 2 or Further Pure 3
Advanced Level Further Mathematics (7892)
Further Pure 1 together with Further Pure 2 or Further Pure 3 or both, plus three or four other units, as appropriate.

Entry requirements

AS/A2 Mathematics: Students will be required to have gained a B Grade or above at GCSE Maths
AS/A2 Further Mathematics: Students will be required to have gained an A or A* Grade at GCSE Maths

Assessment

Each module is assessed with a separate exam.
Each exam lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes and will be assessed out of 75 marks.
The grades awarded are 80% and more for a Grade A, 70% and more for a grade B, 60% and more for a Grade C, 50% or more for a Grade D and 40% or more for a Grade E.

Future opportunities

Maths is a highly regarded subject, which complements almost all other subjects and is considered as one of the hardest A Levels. Future career paths may include work in medicine, research and development, engineering,
statistics, operational research, computing, accounting, actuarial work, business management, insurance, financial services, investment banking, economics and international finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 22 May 2015
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Key information

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

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