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AS/A2 Mathematics at Trinity Sixth Form Consortium

Course description

You will build upon the skills covered at GCSE, studying more algebra and trigonometry in the core modules.

You will also meet new topics such as differentiation (the study of the rate at which things change).

These core skills will provide the tools for you to tackle the more practical challenges of mechanics and/or statistics.

  • Mechanics is all about forces and movement, calculating velocities and acceleration under a range of conditions.
  • Statistics aims to draw inferences and conclusions from sets of data, statistics is strongly linked to finance and social sciences.

Course content

You will learn through traditional lessons led by highly experience tutors, homework tasks, independent study guided by your tutor and small tutorial groups.

 

Entry requirements

Grade A pass in Mathematics at GCSE (preferred A* for Further Maths)

Assessment

AS Level Mathematics is assessed by three modular examinations, A2 by six examinations and and extra six modules make up the Further Maths course.

In each case two out of every three modules are on "Core" maths skills such as algebra and trigonometry whislt the extra one out of three modules can be selected from Statistics or Mechanics.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.

An AS or A2 Level qualification in mathematics is very highly regarded in Further Education and employment as it is known to be one of the more challenging A Level subjects. Maths leads directly to fields such as science, engineering and data handling and also facilitates entry to many other unrelated disciplines.

Further information

Transport

Lessons in The Trinity Sixth Form are taught in two blocks, a morning and an afternoon, with a flexible lunchtime in between. Some students will find that all of their subjects will be taught in the same school, while others may choose subjects taught in another school.

Transport will be provided free during the lunchtime, so you don't have to worry about getting from morning to afternoon classes. Free before and after transport is also available to and from your home school if required.

 

 

Further Maths will be taught at the St John Fisher site.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Sixth Form Consortium directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2014
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Key information

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

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Patricia Rhodes
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 883019
    • Email address:
    • prhodes@sgfl.org.uk

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