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Maths AS/A2 Level at Chobham Academy

Course description

AS – Year 12: Consists of studying 3 modules over one year.
A2 – Year 13: Consists of studying 6 modules over 2 years.

Subjects studied within AS/A2 and Further Mathematics:
In Core Mathematics students will extend their knowledge of GCSE topics such as Algebra and Trigonometry as well as learning new topics such as calculus.

In Mechanics students will learn how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them. 

In Statistics students will learn a range of methods aimed at sampling, representing and interpreting sets of data. Students will also study Probability and Hypothesis Testing. 

In Decision Mathematics students will learn how to solve a range of problems involving networks. A range of algorithms will enable such problems to be solved.

Course content

Year AS Content:
In Year 12 all students will study AS Mathematics. This consists of 3 modules: Core 1, Core 2 and a choice between Mechanics 1 and Statistics 1. If students intend to study AS Physics in Year 12 they should choose Mechanics 1.

Year A2 Content:
Those students who pass the AS course (with an A-D AS grade) will study A2 Mathematics: This consists of 3 modules: Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1.

Entry requirements

Students require a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent and also:
For AS Mathematics: A high grade B or above on the Higher Tier Paper in GCSE Mathematics.


All of the units are examined by 1 hour 30 minute examination papers in the January and Summer Examinations period.   All students are expected to purchase a graphics calculator, we recommend [Casio PLUS.]

Throughout the academic year students are formally assessed 6 times. These ALIS Assessment Tasks will be based on mock and actual examination results.

Future opportunities

 A Level Mathematics is a much sought after and highly respected qualification, which can open doors to a wide range of higher education courses and rewarding careers.

Higher education courses that require A Level Mathematics include Economics, Teaching, Medicine, Psychology, Architecture, Engineering, Science and Accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chobham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

Key information

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