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AS/A2 Level 3: Mathematics at Wigston College

Course description

Students who are considering taking this course need to be heading for a grade 6, or above, in their GCSE Mathematics. They also need to be confident in the use of algebra, since this is the basic tool required for much of the course. Students will be taught by two teachers for a total of eight hours a fortnight. Students will be set one homework a week by each of their teachers, and it is essential that they quickly develop the ability to work independently. For this reason they should not only enjoy maths but also want to follow the course.

 

Course content

AS level Mathematics is linear and students sit all their exams at the end of the course. (1 academic year) There will be no coursework element to Mathematics

 

AS level. Content is assessed over two papers both weighted equally. One paper will be Pure Mathematics with Mechanics and the other will be Pure Mathematics with Statistics. The statistics element of the paper will involve a pre-released, ‘real’ data set that all students must become familiar with. Including the use of technology to support their analysis. All level 3 Mathematics exams will require students to demonstrate three overarching skills throughout the papers: 1. Mathematical argument, language and proof 2. Mathematical problem solving 3. Mathematical Modelling

Entry requirements

Students will need at least 6 grade A*-C GCSEs 

 

 

Grade 6, or above, in their GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

AS level Mathematics is linear and students sit all their exams at the end of the course. (1 academic year) There will be no coursework element to Mathematics

Financial information

Leicestershire Post 16 Bursary

Students are able to apply to us for support to overcome any barriers to learning.

Future opportunities

What could I go on to do after the Course ? Many university courses, and many professions, consider A level Mathematics a desirable entry qualification. In particular you might want to take this AS level if you are interested in:  Economics  Accountancy  Business Studies  Computing  Geography  Science

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us via email at  admin@wigstonmat.org, tel 0116 288 1611 and view our websitewww.wigstoncollege.org

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: 10 September 2018
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Key information

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

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