Mathematics AS and A2 Edexcel

Boards: Edexcel (8371 and 9371) only

AS Level Maths comprises three units, usually two Core Units and one Applied Unit.

A Maths A level comprises six units. There are four Core Units and two Applied Units.

We offer courses covering the following unit combinations for Edexcel Mathematics:

• Core 1 & Core 2 (C1+C2)
• Core 3 & Core 4 (C3+C4)
• Mechanics 1 and/or Statistics 1 (M1+S1)

Core Units

Our course is designed to enable students to choose from the following combinations of Core units:

C1+C2 only
C3+C4 only
C1+C2+C3+C4

Applied units

Mechanics (M1) and Statistics (S1) can be studied either on their own or in combination with the core units, depending on the student’s timetable. Applied units are taught over a five day week, with 1.5 hours of contact time per unit per day.

C1+C2

• Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; Sequences and series;
Differentiation; Integration
• Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; Sequences and series;
Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Integration

C3+C4

• Algebra and functions; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Numerical methods
• Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; Sequences and series;
Differentiation; Integration; Vectors

M1+S1

• Mathematical models in mechanics; Vectors in mechanics; Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; Dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; Statics of a particle; Moments
• Mathematical models in probability and statistics; Representation and summary of data;
Probability; Correlation and regression; Discrete random variables; Discrete distributions; The normal distribution

We strongly advise that students have covered the module at school before attempting to embark upon the revision course for that module.

Please contact a Course Director to discuss your individual requirements/combination of units.