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GCE AS/A Level Mathematics / Further Mathematics

Programme Description

Mathematics is the highest form of intellectual activity human kind can engage in.

Pythagoras once stated, “ everything is number!”

By studying an AS/A-level in mathematics you will discover how large a part mathematics plays in the world, being the fundamental language of communication in science and universe at large.

By Undertaking a course in AS/A-level Mathematics and/or A-level Further Mathematics you will develop your analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and communication skills.

Programme Features

The AS/A-level Mathematics course builds upon knowledge obtained from the GCSE higher tier mathematics course, but rigorously develops the material to a high level in preparation for a university Mathematics/Science degree.

The course is delivered though a lecture style format which also comprises of class discussion, some group work, together with one to one discussion with your lecturers and peers. Graded homework exercises are set at the end of most lectures which are marked/assessed and returned to you with suitable corrections and hints on how to improve.

Progression & Employment

Most A-level Mathematics students progress onto higher education pursuing a degree course. Some however, opt for employment.

The numerical, logical, analytical and critical thinking skills you will develop through this course will ensure high levels of employability.

For those students hoping to secure a place in Russel group as well as Oxbridge universities for natural sciences, economics etc., an A-level in Further Mathematics is often desirable or in some cases essential.

Programme Content

The AS/A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics programmes comprise of studying the core elements of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. These are the pillars of all mathematics courses, providing you with a sound and rigorous preparation for further study at Higher education or for employment.

Programme Assessment

By external examinations only. 

Two module examinations at he the end of the first year and a further two at the end of the second year for A-level students. 

Further mathematics students sit A-Level Mathematics at the end of the first year and then proceed to study an additional five Further Mathematics units in the second year.

Programme Entry Requirements

AS/A Mathematics

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6/7 GCSEs at grades A* - C.

A minimum of a B grade at GCSE Higher tier Mathematics. It would also be beneficial as a preparation to study A-level mathematics that the WJEC certificate in additional mathematics be studied alongside GCSE mathematics.



AS/A Further Mathematics

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6/7 GCSEs at grades A* - C.

A minimum grade A at GCSE Higher Tier Mathematics is required to study A Level Further Mathematics. Ideally, students will also have studied the WJEC Additional Mathematics Level 2 qualification.

Additional Costs

You will have access to a range of equipment and resources, which will be sufficient to complete your programme of study.

There are no additional costs to study this course, however, you will need to provide your own course folder and stationary. You will also need a Casio fx 991 EX calculator.