Syllabus and Examination
 At present the syllabus offered is Northern Ireland CCEA AS and Advanced GCE in Mathematics.
 Students studying to AS level only will undertake 3 modules in Year 13.
 Students studying to Advanced GCE level will undertake 6 modules, 3 will be covered in Year 13 and a further 3 modules in Year 14.
 All students will undertake a combination of modules from the following three areas.
 Pure Mathematics
 Mechanics
 Statistics
 All students (for AS or Advanced) will sit 3 modules at the end of Year 13. These modules will contribute to an AS grade.
 All modules carry equal weighting and are examined through 1 ½ hour terminal papers containing 68 questions.
Subject Content
 Pure Mathematics is the area of Maths which deals with topics similar to those studied for GCSE eg, Trigonometry, Algebra, Graphs, Sequences etc.
 Mechanics is the area in Maths which deals with setting up Mathematical models (diagrams/eqn.s) to help solve a real world problem describing the effect of forces on various objects, (similar to some aspects of Physics).
 Statistics is the area in Maths which deals with the collection, ordering and presentation of data (Datahandling) along with probability.
Qualifications
 To study Mathematics at AS/Advanced Level it is strongly recommended that you have a grade A/A* in Higher Level GCSE Maths and that your teacher approves your choice.
 You must be dedicated and committed to your studies, prepared to work hard (both in class and on your own) and to persevere when you encounter difficulties in solving problems.
 An interest in Physics is beneficial though not compulsory.
 It is important that you have liked and enjoyed this subject to date.
Additional items of interest
 You will have the opportunity to partake in the Senior Heat of the UK Mathematical Challenges
 A 2 Maths students may also engage in an outing organised by the Maths Department (eg to Dundonald Ice Rink)
