The course is suitable for students who enjoy Mathematics, wish to study it beyond GCSE and want to see it applied into various areas of real life. It introduces students to mathematical ideas and concepts and shows how they can be used in the modelling of real life situations.
At AS all students study units in ‘Algebra’ and ‘Data Analysis’. Students can then take a further optional unit which has been either ‘Dynamics’ or ‘Principles of Personal Finance’ in the past. Two of the three units are Free Standing Mathematics Qualifications (FSMQs) which are Level 3 qualifications in their own right. Please note that at the moment this is a pilot qualification and so the exact course details are subject to change.
The course provides a sound basis for students studying subjects with mathematical content.