# AS Level Mathematics · Edexcel (Pearson) (legacy)

**Dates Available**

Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March

Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April

Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April

**Board**

Edexcel (Pearson) 8371

**Length of Course**

40 hours

**Times**

9am to 6pm daily

The course examines key topic areas and extensive use will be made of exam-based AS level questions to illustrate relevant principles. Revision notes and model answers will be provided where appropriate.

The course consists typically of three of the following units:

**Core 1 (C1)** Algebra; quadratic functions; coordinate geometry; curve sketching and transformations; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.

**Core 2 (C2)** Binomial expansions; sequences and series; circles; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration; numerical

methods.

**Mechanics 1 (M1)** Vectors; kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; momentum and impulse; statics; dynamics; moments.

**Statistics 1 (S1)** Descriptive statistics; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; normal distribution; statistical modeling.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the topic areas students generally find most difficult, including completing the square, solving trigonometric equations, exponentials and logarithms, harder differentiation and integration questions, resolving forces, motion on a plane, connected particles, problems involving vectors, probability and the normal distribution.

**Students can take fewer than three units.****Please indicate on the registration form which units are required.**

Timings |
Module |

9.00 – 10.10am | C1 |

10.10 – 10.25am | Break |

10.25 – 11.35am | C1 |

11.35 – 11.50am | Break |

11.50 – 1.00pm | C2 |

1.00 – 2.00pm | Lunch |

2.00 – 3.10pm | C2 |

3.25 – 6.00pm | M1/S1 |

**Combinations**A typical AS course will be one of the following combinations:

*C1/C2/S1 C1/C2/M1*

It is possible for a student to take fewer than three units. When this occurs the course fee will be adjusted on a pro rata basis. If you would like any more details about the course content or how it is structured, please do not hesitate to telephone one of the Course Directors.