The AS Mathematics course follows the Edexcel syllabus which consists of three modules, two of Core Mathematics and one of Applied Mathematics. The applied module currently being offered is Statistics. For the full A-Level, two more modules of Core Mathematics and a further Statistics module are studied. Each module is individually assessed through a written examination lasting 1½ hours. There is no coursework involved.
The Core Mathematics modules will extend your knowledge of Algebra and Trigonometry as well as studying new topics such as Calculus (slopes of graphs and areas under graphs). Core Mathematics allows you to begin to see the power and elegance of Mathematics as a study of structure and a way of analysing the world.
The Applied module offers the opportunity to specialise in Statistics. Statistics develops data handling ideas already encountered at GCSE and formalises techniques for analysing data and making reliable predictions in an uncertain world.