A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Level in Mathematics. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Mathematics is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Mathematics exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A Level Maths course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
By the end of your course, you will be able to work with complex functions and understand how to calculate forces in mechanics. You will cover topics such as geometry, calculus, trigonometry and algebra and gain the ability to manipulate figures, and use abstract reasoning and logic in problem solving.
FORMAT OF COURSE
The A2 part of the course forms the second half of the A Level course. The AS will already need to have been completed with Edexcel for the A2 to be awarded. The course is made up of the following units:
Each module is presented separately. The content of the modules have references to Edexcel Modular Mathematics textbooks, which will need to be purchased in conjunction with the course. The course builds up understanding of key mathematical concepts gradually and sequentially.
Topics such as differentiation and integration are covered in all the Core modules and form part of the essential mathematical toolkit needed for higher study.
Mathematics has a distinct vocabulary, notation and terminology all of its own – for many mathematics is a language. You are expected not only to recognise and understand notation and vocabulary in examination papers, but use them correctly in your answers. If you have problems remembering these it is a good idea to write them on index cards or to develop a file of key words as you go along in order to help you learn them.
HOME STUDY SUPPORT
You will be provided with comprehensive online materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact a Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material on the student support portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs
Further information can be obtained through Edexcel. The final assessment criteria and structure is the same regardless of which approach you choose.
You will also require the following text books for your course:
Core 1 Edexcel AS Mathematics
Core 2 Edexcel AS Mathematics
Mechanics 1 Edexcel AS Mathematics
All by Keith Pledger et al. Published by Heinemann
For each module there are two or three formal tutor-marked assessments which, when completed, should be sent to your tutor, via e-mail or conventional post. All of the information within the units is written in line with the requirements of the Edexcel examination board specification and the demands of the examination.
All units are broken down into clear subject topics, and students should spend the amount of time studying for each topic as advised by their course tutor. Each topic module has been written for ease of understanding and topic coverage may be of different length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided.
The AS and A2 modules link together and assessment is all done by examination as there is no coursework option.
Students are required to arrange and pay for examinations, students should note exam dates for the syllabus via the exam board website. Details of examination dates and examination enrolment deadlines are included in the 'Student Welcome Pack'.
We recommended you spend approximately 150 hours of your time studying for the Mathematics Course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 3 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 6 hours a week you could complete it in six months.
Get started today, and you can earn your A Level (A2) in Mathematics in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.
HOME STUDY COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
GCSE Mathematics at Grade C minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
The enrolment fee for the A' Level Mathematics (A2) home study course is £268.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £215 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £53.75 and then 4 equal payments of £53.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
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(Deposit £53.75 plus 4 monthly payments of £53.75)
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Pay In Full UK (Online and Paper Version) £280 - Enrol Now
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A2 - A level in Mathematics. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.
Specification: Edexcel (AS) 8371 and Edexcel (A2) 9371
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Private Practice Accountant
As an accountant working in private practice, it would be your job to provide accountancy services for fee-paying clients. You would handle clients' tax and accounts, carry out audits, and advise clients how to improve their business finances. Your clients could range from small businesses that do not employ their own in-house management accountant, to large companies or wealthy individuals. Your main tasks could include: preparing financial statements, business plans and budget reports, producing annual and monthly accounts, carrying out independent audits of company accounts, managing clients’ spending, costs, credit, payroll and investments, filing tax returns and providing tax advice, forecasting future profits and financial performance, helping businesses that may be in financial difficulties, dealing with insolvencies, advising companies how to improve their financial systems and profitability and finding and preventing fraud (known as forensic accounting). You might deal with all of these tasks if you worked freelance or for a small accountancy practice, whilst in a larger practice you might specialise in one area such as tax or insolvency.
Your course fee covers the full syllabus that you will need to successfully complete the A' Level Mathematics (A2) home study course with 12 months full tutor support.
1. Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the A' Level.
2. A full range of student services, including:Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
3. One year educational support by e-mail.
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
You will require having one of the following packages to access your online course:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community. After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal student number via email.
Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page (you do not need a PayPal account) for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.