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Mathematics A level at Abbey College, Ramsey

Course description

The course aims to introduce students to new areas of mathematics and to extend their range of skills in the subject. In addition they will develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills, particularly their algebraic techniques.

Course content

Units for AS

AS mathematics is a three module course and in Year 12 there is a significant amount of advanced algebra to cover. A further applied mathematics module is taken, this can be mechanics, statistics or discrete maths.

Units for A2

A2 Mathematics is a further three modules. Two modules are advanced algebra and the other is applied maths.

Entry requirements

Students cannot be considered for this course unless they sat GCSE mathematics at the higher tier and expect to achieve a grade B or higher. Some students may be required to attend a bridging course at the end of Year 11 to improve their algebraic skills. All students will need to complete summer transition work.

Assessment

100% examinations

Future opportunities

AS and A2 mathematics courses are recognised by universities as being highlevel courses that require and develop valuable skills and as such are well respected. Typical progression from A level maths is to university and to courses such as engineering; electrical and structural, architecture, accountancy, banking and cooperate finance, air traffic controller, statistician, medical statistician, doctor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbey College, Ramsey directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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