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Mathematics AS

  • Course Level: AS Level
  • Duration: 2 Year
  • Qualification: AS
  • Awarded By: AQA

Introduction to course

Interested in Maths? It’s a popular choice and useful for many degree and career choices but you must enjoy maths to consider taking it as one of your AS/A Level options. - you’ll need to get a kick out of solving problems and enjoy a challenge. In the first year, you’ll study two pure maths modules and decision maths, while in the second year topics include more pure maths and mechanics.

Course Details

You must enjoy Mathematics to consider it for an A Level subject; you should get a kick out of solving problems correctly and enjoy a challenge. In the first year, students study two Pure Maths modules (C1, C2) and Decision Maths (D1).

In the second year, you will study C3, C4 and Mechanics (M1). We follow the AQA syllabus.

Entry Requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements you will need at least a grade B in GCSE Maths.

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This course combines well with

This course combines well with Economics and the Sciences. However, students studying Humanities and the Social Sciences are also well represented in Maths classes.

Course Assessment

3 x 1 and a half hour exams at AS

3 x 1 and a half hour exams at A2

Course Progression

Maths is essential if you want to study for a degree in Maths and is usually also a requirement for Physics, Engineering or Computing. It also provides useful support for further studies in Biology, Chemistry, Finance, Business, Economics and Social Sciences. An A and AS Level in Maths demonstrates that you have a level of numerical and problem solving skills which are well above average, making you particularly valued by employers and higher education establishments.

Links   (an excellent site for researching careers in maths and lots of exciting examples of how maths can be used in the real world)


How do I know Maths A level at Monoux is for me?

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  • You MUST enjoy Maths to consider it for an A level subject.
  • You need to be good at it ….at least a grade B at GCSE
  • You should talk to some of our present students and ask them searching questions.
  • Ask your present maths teacher if they think it is a good idea for you.

What help is available?

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Clearly most of your learning will take place inside the classroom, but as well as excellent teaching we also provide

  • Timetabled workshops for students who need extra help
  • Drop-in workshops for all students
  • Up-to-date textbooks
  • A range of resources, web-links and all assessment materials available on the college intra-net (moodle)
  • A good range of additional textbooks in the library
  • Revision, study guides and graphical calculators for sale

Sir George Monoux College tries to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this web site. However, such accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The College reserves the right to make changes in regulations, the offering and structure of courses and programmes without notice.

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