Mathematics: AS and A Level | Loughborough College

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A Level Mathematics is the key to a world of opportunity. If you wish to study engineering, physics, economics, or natural sciences at university, it will be essential. Mathematics will also be useful for biology, psychology, and computer-based courses.

A Level Mathematics is not an easy subject and it is important that you are confident with both algebra and graphs and certainly prepared to work hard from the start!

Course Content

The first year is assessed through external examinations.

Core 1 introduces you to further algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, series, and transformations.

Core 2 extends many of the concepts from Core 1 and Statistics 1 includes summarising data using measures of location and spread, probability, discrete random variables, correlation, and regression.

The second year covers Core 3, Core 4, and either Statistics (S2) or Mechanics (M1), depending on your preference.


During your lessons you will develop a variety of skills, including the abilty to solve problems and communicate your ideas to others. You will work in groups as well as on your own and you will use technology to assist you in your learning. In addition, you will develop the ability to work independently and organise your time.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths at grade 7 (or 6 with successful passing of initial assessment test)
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Progression Opportunities

Progression can lead to Higher Education or into employment.

A Level Mathematics offers a wide range of progression routes into Higher Education in all areas of science, business, and engineering.

One final thought - recent research shows that completing A Level Mathematics can increase your earning potential!

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full or Part Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19ASECM

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