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A2 Level Mathematics at The Rugeley Sixth Form Academy

Course description

The course consists of 6 modules. There is the opportunity to sit the module examinations in January and June each year. There is a specified core of Pure Mathematics, which accounts for 4 of the modules. The remaining 2 modules are Applications units which include Statistics, Mechanics and Decision options. Students will take the following combination of modules: Year 12 Core 1 (Pure) Core 2 (Pure) Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1 or Decision 1 Year 13 Core 3 (Pure) Core 4 (Pure) Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1 or Decision 1 (note: different from year 12) (Assessment is by examination only) It is possible, although not advisable; to re-sit a module if a poor result is obtained. It is your best result which will be used towards your final grade. There is no guarantee that you will improve your score and re-sitting will add to your workload later on in the course. It is in your best interests to be totally committed right from the start of the course so that re-sitting modules is unnecessary. AS Level Mathematics Students complete the first 3 Modules of the A Level course in order to achieve AS Level Mathematics. These modules will be completed in one year with those students taking the full A Level Mathematics course. The following details are based on the Edexcel Mathematics exam and are the chosen modules that you will follow at The Aelfgar Centre. AS Level Mathematics AS Level Mathematics is a one year course consisting of the following 3 modules: C1, C2 and one of M1, S1 or D1 A2 Level Mathematics A2 Level Mathematics is a two-year course consisting of the following 4 Core modules plus two from the applied modules: C1, C2, C3, C4, and two from S1, M1, D1 Assessment Each module is assessed through a 1hr 30 min exam. The calendar of assessments is set out below. Examination Sittings: Year 12 - January/June ; Year 13 - January/June A scientific or graphical calculator can be used for all modules except C1 which is a non-calculator module. Why study Mathematics in the sixth form? You may find that you need a mathematical background for your chosen career. Scientists, engineers, economists, and many other professionals, regularly apply Mathematics to their work and it is a useful qualification for may other careers. It may be that you have a natural flair for Mathematics and that you wish to study Mathematics at University. Or, it may be that you enjoy Mathematics, you will find that the course is challenging and encourages you to think logically.

Entry requirements

Students should fulfil the general entry requirements to study A levels at the Academy and should have gained a grade B or above at GCSE.

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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.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Rugeley Sixth Form Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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