The Mathematics AS Level Course is designed to help a students gain an advanced understanding of mathematics and the current Maths AQA syllabus contains the best of the modern topics, together with the traditional ones which are still relevant.

This home study course follows the new linear AS Level syllabus. If students want to complete the full A Level Course then this can be purchased from the A Level section of our website.

Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are 10 Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).

The Syllabus:

This home study course prepares candidates for the AQA Mathematics AS level 7356 Specification for examinations in May/June 2019 or later years. Assessment is by 2 written papers.

Examinations:

  • Paper 1: Mathematics 1 (1 Hour, 30 Minutes) is 80 marks and 50% of the total AS Level.

Paper 1 covers any content from: Proof; Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry; Sequences and series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Integration; Vectors; Quantities and units in mechanics; Kinematics; and Forces and Newton’s laws.

  • Paper 2: Mathematics 2 (1 Hour, 30 Minutes) is 80 marks and 50% of the total AS Level.

Paper 2 covers any content from: Proof; Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry; Sequences and series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Integration; Statistical sampling; Data presentation and interpretation; Probability; Statistical distributions; and Statistical hypothesis testing.

Practical Skills/Coursework:

There is no coursework with this syllabus.

Prerequisites:

We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. This should include Mathematics GCSE (Higher Tier).

Please Note: We cannot accept students who are under 18 years old on this course.

Additional Reading:

The following books are required to work alongside your course materials:

  • AQA A Level Maths: Year 1 / AS Student Book Paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0198412953)

Student Support:

Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they should keep in regular contact. All tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. Most work from home and are able to offer flexible contact times. The tutor will contact students with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. They will also let the student know the best ways and times for contact.

There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA's) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations.

All tutors have a Freephone 0800 telephone number and most will have Skype capabilities. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.

Examination Centres & Examination Fees:

All distance learning students will sit their exams as a private candidate in a registered school or college. The finding of an examination centre and the booking of exams is the responsibility of the student. In December/January students are contacted and advised to start arranging their examinations. Examination officers are available if you are struggling to find a suitable centre but AQA’s Website has a Private Candidate Page which details information about being a private candidate and has a search facility showing suitable centres in each County.

Examination fees need to be paid direct to your chosen exam centre. Prices for exams will vary depending on the exam centre’s administration costs so it is worth contacting a few to compare prices.

Nearest Examination Dates:

Please review the A Level Overview page for detailed information on possible examination dates and procedures.

Studying from Abroad:

It is possible to study AS Level Courses from anywhere in the world. However some home study courses are easier to study from abroad than others and some restrictions to the type of tuition available apply. If you wish to study an AS Level then you will need to sit the examinations in the UK. Please remember that most AS Levels have several examinations which may well be spread over several weeks.

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