AS qualification aims and objectives
This qualification enables students to:
Mathematics is a versatile qualification, well-respected by employers and it is a facilitating subject for entry to higher education. Through solving problems, students develop resilience and are able to think creatively and strategically. Additionally, students will have excellent numeracy skills and the ability to process and interpret data.
Students will need to achieve a minimum grade 7 at GCSE to gain access to this course.
Paper 1 (66.7%) Pure Mathematics
This paper is out of 100 marks and the exam lasts 2 hours.
Paper 2 (33.3%) Applied Mathematics
This paper is out of 50 marks and the exam lasts 1 hour.
The applied paper consists of two sections, split evenly between Statistics and Mechanics.
Calculator usage is allowed in both papers.