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Mathematics AS at Swinton Academy

Course description

You will develop your algebraic skills, investigate different functions, use surds and indices and study co-ordinate geometry in detail. Most of the areas are an extension of what has been covered on the Higher course at GCSE, so students who have achieved top grades should find the transition to AS fairly straightforward. Maths is a language. To become fluent you need to practise the routines frequently. Much of the course is suported by extension materials on the school VLE. Many students communicate on this area.

Entry requirements

You will need a grade B or higher from the Higher GCSE course.


Assessment through coursework and examinations

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Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 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

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

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: 21 May 2015
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