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Many disciplines use Statistics, including Medicine, Geography, Biology and Environmental Sciences. Mechanics can complement study in Physics or Engineering, but it is not only useful for sciences, as it also covers useful problem-solving skills.

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Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: AS/A2
Exam Board: Edexcel
Requirements: Grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics recommended
Course Content
In Year 12, everyone studies:
• Core Mathematics 1 (C1): algebra, geometry, sequences
• Core Mathematics 2 (C2): functions and graphs, calculus
• Statistics 1 (S1): probability, handling data, correlation, random variables
There are ten teaching hours per fortnight with an equal time of self-study and homework required. Interactive teaching is the norm, and extra-curricular activities are offered to stretch the more able students to help them reach top grades.
In Year 13, the modules taught are C3, C4, and M1.

Course Requirement:
Students must be confident in GCSE algebra and shape topics, and complete preparation work during the summer before starting Year 12, as well as pass a competency test in the first week of September.
Style Of Assessment
3 module exams of 90 minutes each in June of Year 12
3 module exams of 90 minutes each in June of Year 13.
Whose kind of course?
This course can complement study in many different subjects at A Level or University level. The Statistics option will develop useful skills for those doing Humanities subjects or Biology, while Mechanics has strong links with Physics A Level.

AS Mathematics can also be ideal for arts or business students who want to continue developing mathematical skills. A qualification in Mathematics is regarded very highly by all universities whatever course is applied for.

Stretch & Challenge – aiming for A*:
The Core modules in Year 13 need to be averaging 90% or above to be awarded an A* grade.
Career Prospects
Accountant, Actuary, Statistician, Stockbroker, Engineer, Teacher

Many disciplines use Statistics, including Medicine, Geography, Biology and Environmental Sciences. Mechanics can complement study in Physics or Engineering, but it is not only useful for sciences, as it also covers useful problem-solving skills.
Further Maths

Accountant, Actuary, Statistician, Stockbroker, Engineer, Teacher
Many disciplines use Statistics, including Medicine, Geography, Biology and Environmental Sciences. Mechanics can complement study in Physics or Engineering, but it is not only useful for sciences, as it also covers useful problem-solving skills

more info
Course Details
Type of Qualifcation: AS / A2
Exam Board: Edexcel
Requirements: Grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics
Course Content
Students will have Maths in two option blocks so that they will study both Mechanics and Statistics as listed on the Mathematics page.
They additionally study in Year 12:
• Further Pure Mathematics 1 (FP1): algebra, geometry.
• Decision Mathematics 1 (D1): optimisation, iterative methods.
• Statistics 2 (S2): Binomial and Poisson distribution, Continuous random variables.
A full pair of A Levels in Mathematics/Further Mathematics comprises 12 modules:
• C1 C2 C3 C4 M1 M2 S1 S2 D1 D2 FP1 FP2

There are eight teaching hours per fortnight with an equal time of self-study and homework required. Interactive teaching is the norm, and extra-curricular activities are offered to stretch the more able students to help them reach top grades.
Students must be very confident in GCSE algebra and shape topics, and able to work independently on the hardest questions.
Style Of Assessment
Three module exams of 90 minutes each in June of Year 12, in addition to those taken for Mathematics.
Three module exams of 90 minutes each in June of Year 13, in addition to those taken for Mathematics
Whose kind of course?
This course will be essential for anyone considering a degree with a Mathematics component. A qualification in Further Mathematics is regarded very highly by all universities and usually results in a lower UCAS offer.
Further Mathematics is also accessible for arts or business students who have an interest in a deeper understanding of mathematics.
Stretch & Challenge – aiming for A*:
Exam scores in the Further Pure modules must average 90% or above in order to achieve an A* grade.
Career Prospects
Accountant, Actuary, Statistician, Stockbroker, Engineer, Teacher
Many disciplines use Statistics, including Medicine, Geography, Biology and Environmental Sciences. Mechanics can complement study in Physics or Engineering, but it is not only useful for sciences, as it also covers useful problem-solving skills
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