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Overview

Our WJEC GCE AS and A level in Mathematics provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise its importance in their own lives and to society. The specification has been designed to respond to the proposals set out in the report of the ALCAB panel on mathematics and further mathematics.

The WJEC GCE AS and A level in Mathematics encourages learners to:

  • develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment;
  • develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs;
  • extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems;
  • develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected;
  • recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real world’ problems and standard and other mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved;
  • use mathematics as an effective means of communication;
  • read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics;
  • acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations;
  • develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general;
  • take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

Curriculum

  • The Maths A level course comprises 19 modules.
  • The following modules need to be studied by all students.
  • Module 1 Proof
  • Module 2 Algebra and Functions
  • Module 3 Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Module 4 Sequences and Series – The Binomial Theorem
  • Module 5 Trigonometry
  • Module 6 Exponentials and logarithms
  • Module 7 Differentiation
  • Module 8 Integration
  • Module 9 Vectors
  • Module 10 Statistical Sampling
  • Module 12 Data presentation and interpretation
  • Module 13 Probability
  • Module 14 Statistical distributions
  • Module 15 Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Module 16 Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Module 17 Kinematics
  • Module 18 Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Module 19 Vectors

Assessment

This specification is divided into a total of 4 units, 2 AS units and 2 A2 units. Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification. All units are compulsory.
This is a unitised specification, which allows for an element of staged assessment. Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year, until the end of the life of the specification.

  • WJEC GCE Mathematics – 3300PH
  • AS Qualification – 2300QS
  • A level Qualification – 1300QS
Unit 1: Pure Mathematics A Unit 3: Pure Mathematics B
Unit 2: Applied Mathematics A

The paper will comprise two sections:

  • Section A: Statistics (40 marks)
  • Section B: Mechanics (35 marks)
Unit 4: Applied Mathematics B

The paper will comprise two sections:

  • Section A: Statistics (40 marks)
  • Section B: Differential Equations and Mechanics (40 marks)

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangement and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the leaner sits exams.

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:

  • Blended learning
    • Online and in person classes
    • Includes course, materials and exams
  • Online live classes
    • Online classes only
    • Includes course and exams
  • Distance learning course (AQA)
    • Course and materials online

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.


Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!


You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.


Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.


If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.


A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.


We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.


We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.


Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email admin@swanseacollege.com to arrange.


Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

A Level Maths Specification
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