Maths is about solving problems and detecting patterns, predicting behaviour and outcomes. It provides a way of understanding and describing the world around us. AS level Maths gives you the tools to study and understand abstract ideas and analytical processes.
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This course is one of our new Gold Star AS levels. Find out more about them here.
A GCSE or equivalent in Maths is strongly recommended for this course.
Hours of study
It's really up to you, but guidance from Edexcel suggests AS level Mathematics takes about 150-180 hours, plus additional time for developing your skills, such as for assignment work you submit to your tutor and summary excercises. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. Some students allow 18-24 months to complete an AS level, but others complete the course within a year.
Exams and assessment
- 2 hours, 62.5% of marks (calculator)
1 hour 15 minutes, 37.5% of marks (calculator)
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
NEC's tutor-marked assignments:
- 1 introductory assignment
There are no additional set texts.
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How to enrol
How to enrol
There are several ways to enrol with NEC:
- Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above
- Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team
- Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.
How can you pay?
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
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Section 1 - Pure mathematics 1
- Algebra 1
- Indices and surds
- Coordinate geometry
- Trigonometry 1
Section 2 - Pure mathematics 2
- Algebra 2
- The binomial expansion
- Differentiation 1
- Exponentials and logarithms 1
Section 3 - Pure mathematics 3
- Trigonometry 2
- Differentiation 2
- Exponentials and logarithms 2
Section 4 - Statistics
- Mathematical models in statistics
- Measures of location and spread
- Representing data
- Hypothesis testing
Section 5 - Mechanics
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