Core Mathematics

Minimum Entry Criteria

Essential: 5 in Maths

Board

Edexcel

Outline of the Course

This is a one year AS course aimed to support students who are not taking A Level Mathematics, but who are taking A Level subjects with some mathematical content, such as Psychology, Biology, Geography or Business Studies. You will develop and learn to apply real-world maths skills through solving problems in various contexts, including Social Networking, Sport, Travel, Finance and Health. The maths content of the course will focus on four main areas:

  •  Application of Statistics
  •  Probability
  •  Linear Programming 
  •     Sequences and Growth

 Assessment

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Comprehension

1 hour 40 minutes

40%

2

Examination: Applications

1 hour 40 minutes

60%