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Mathematics AS level at Edmonton County School

Course description

Mathematics is a much valued subject. If you are considering a career or further study in ICT, Accountancy, Engineering, Economics and the Sciences you should seriously consider continuing to study Maths. This subject will also support your Sixth Form studies in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Psychology and Economics. 

Course content

You will study many of the concepts learnt at GCSE, but at a more advanced level, as well as many new areas of Mathematics.

In the AS course you will study: the Core 1 and Core 2 units, plus one application unit, Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1.

The Statistics unit focuses on representing and summarising data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

The Mechanics unit focuses on vectors; kinematics of a particle; dynamics of a particle; statics of a particle; moments.

Entry requirements

At least a ‘good’ Grade B, or better,  in the GCSE Higher Tier Mathematics examination.

Assessment

For AS Mathematics, there are examinations for compulsory Units Pure Maths Core 1, Core 2, and for Statistics 1 OR Mechanics 1.  

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enable progression onto both further and higher education, a Modern Apprenticeship or employment in a range of industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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