A' Level Mathematics (Full AS + A2), Distance Learning CourseeDistance Learning
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Frequent Asked Questions
GCSE Mathematics at Grade C minimum.
A Level Mathematics (Full AS + A2) Course.
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain A Level 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
There are many modules that make up A-Level Mathematics. ODL offers the main modules as follows:
The first three modules constitute AS Level and the later three modules are A2 Level. 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.
Your tutor will support you with your project formulation and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas.
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 common room (ODL). 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.
Learning documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 2 years.
Tutor support for two years. 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'.
Home Study Entry Requirements
GCSE Mathematics at Grade C minimum.
The enrolment fee for the A' Level Mathematics (Full AS + A2) home study course is £393.75 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £315 (inc VAT) 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 £159 and then 6 equal payments of £39.12 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
AS/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
Your course will be delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website. Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the On Campus student community, and a licence to print your study materials.
Please be aware that the licence is for one print only, so please ensure that you have enough paper and ink to print the full course materials if required.
You will require having one of the following packages to access your On Campus area:
Windows: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Macintosh: 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.
Postage & Packing
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