Mathematics AS & A Level Year 1 – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Mathematics AS & A Level Year 1 – Distance Learning with Tutorials

Adult Skills & Training Location: Brockenhurst
Type: E-Learning
Awarding Body: AQA
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Course Details

This course allows students to complete the first year of the GCE A level Mathematics course and gain an AS level qualification in Mathematics with the convenience and flexibility of being delivered mostly by distance learning.

Student support comprises:

One 2-hour group induction workshop in September 2017.

Ten further workshops of two hours duration in the evenings at 3-4 weekly intervals.

In addition students will receive a minimum of four hours individual support via email, telephone, Skype or face to face. Workshops and individual support will be led by an experienced A level Maths tutor.

Course Structure & Teaching Methods

Learning will be mostly by student self-study using a dedicated textbook and an extensive range of resources available online through the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (learn.brock.ac.uk). It is therefore essential to have access to the internet.

Assessment

The course followed is the new AS Level Maths specification for first teaching in 2017-18. The exam board is AQA. All students will be entered for the AS level examinations, which are included in the course fees.  The AS assessment comprises 2 examination paper covering pure, mechanics and statistics topics, each 90 minutes in length, sat in the summer of 2018. Students continuing onto the 2nd year A level course with be assessed for the full A level through three 2-hour examination papers in June 2019.

Information & Support

Course fees include one sitting for each examination, 22 hours group tutorial and laboratory time, and 4 hours individual support as detailed above.

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice, please contact https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of AS Level Mathematics allows progression to the A2 Distance Learning course to achieve a full GCE A level qualification in Mathematics and then onto university or employment.

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