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Mathematics (Use of) A Level (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

Use of Maths is about applying mathematical techniques to solve problems. Pure Maths provides methods involving algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry and calculus which can be used to solve problems in other branches of Maths.

Applied Maths is divided into Statistics and Decision Maths. Statistics is about data analysis and interpretation and Decision Maths is about solving problems often in a business context. This is a very versatile subject that goes well with any other. If you enjoy Mathematics then you can choose to study it for its own sake or to support your other subject choices.

Course content

AS Level (year one)

You will study three units in year one.  This will include one pure unit, Algebra, and two applied units, Decision and Data Analysis.

A Level (year two)

You will also study three units in year two. This will include two pure units, Calculus and Mathematical Comprehension, and one coursework unit, Mathematical Applications.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a grade B in GCSE Maths


Each unit is assessed by a 1 hour exam with a pre-release data sheet except for Mathematical Applications with is assessed through two pieces of coursework based on AS modules.

Further information

The coursework can be linked to work you are doing in other subject areas or to your own personal interests.

Decision, Data Analysis and Calculus are qualifications in their own right as they are classed as Free-Standing Maths Qualifications. A pass in these units will earn you points which could be used towards university applications.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years