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Overview

This is a full time, day course which must be studied alongside two other AS courses. A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond.

Course description

To study Mathematics at this level, you should have an aptitude for algebra as this is the main topic which is developed in the pure mathematics units and feeds into the applied units.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations, independent research, worksheets and controlled assessments. You will also be expected to complete a work placement as part of your programme of study; study skills and employability skills will be developed with the help of your personal tutor.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

Mandatory units:

Unit 1 - Pure Mathematics:

  • Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration
  • Numerical methods
  • Assessment: calculator written, 2 hours, 100 marks – 33.3% of A Level award

Unit 2 – Mechanics:

  • Vectors
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s Laws
  • Assessment: calculator written, 2 hours, 100 marks – 33.3% of A Level award

Unit 3 – Statistics:

  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Assessment: calculator written, 2 hours, 100 marks – 33.3% of A Level award

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September | 2020/21 - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September | 2020/21 - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September | 2020/21 £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September | 2020/21 £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.

UCAS Application Information

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