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AS Mathematics at Ken Stimpson Community School

Course description

This is an academically rigorous course that will develop your skills in problem solving and the logical mathematical method to thinking skills. The units studied are: •Core 1: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration. •Core 2: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration. •Statistics 1: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

Course content

At A2 level the units studied are: •Core 3: Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods. •Core 4: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors. •Statistics 2: The Binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables; continuous distributions; samples; hypothesis tests.

Entry requirements

Grade B GCSE in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A level part of an Advanced GCE in Mathematics, which could lead onto 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. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

Level: AS/A2 Duration: 1-2 Years Qualification: EDEXCEL Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ken Stimpson Community School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Sixth Form Administrator
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01733765950
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Ken Stimpson Community School is a single site school which is endowed with superb facilities, some of which are shared with Werrington District Library and Werrington Sports & Recreation Centre. The school has access to sports facilities, multiple computer suites, drama studios, music classrooms and practice spaces, dance theatres and performance areas all of which would be less likely to be found in a more traditional school. In addition to our well equipped and resourced teaching blocks we also have a two-court, floodlit astroturf area and extensive playing fields.