Mathematics is a fundamental subject that is essential for Science and Engineering disciplines and applications. At AUEA Mathematics is a rewarding course which builds upon the knowledge you have been taught so far. Having a deep and strong understanding of Mathematics will allow you to access and see the beauty and power of the subject and its use as a tool to solve complex problems that occur in the world around us.

At AUEA, the assessment procedures and criteria in Mathematics offer you opportunities to struggle and make mistakes whilst succeeding and being challenged. Your teachers will assess your knowledge during the learning phase through ‘exit tickets’. Allowing you to get fast feedback and build deeper knowledge.

Our AUEA Mathematics curriculum intends to nurture your natural curiosity through exchanging questions and ideas by reflecting on mistakes and misconceptions. Across the curriculum, you will develop the follow key mathematical skills:

  • choose the appropriate materials, equipment and mathematics to use in a particular situation
  • use mathematical knowledge and concepts accurately
  • work systematically and check your work
  • use mathematics to solve problems and make decisions
  • develop methods and strategies, including mental mathematics
  • explore ideas, make and test predictions and think creatively
  • identify and collect information
  • read, interpret, organise and present information in mathematical formats
  • use mathematical understanding and language to ask and answer questions, talk about and discuss ideas and explain ways of working
  • develop financial capability
  • use ICT to solve problems and/or present your work
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Ratio and Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Probability and Statistics

By the end of the course you will know and be confident with the skills of applying mathematical concepts, processes and understanding in different contexts. You will know how it is relevant to real life situations that require mathematical thinking. You will be taught how to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. At AUEA students build resilience and solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

The subject content follows a spiral format with acquiring knowledge in the following topic areas:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Measures
  • Ratio and Proportion and Rates of Change
  • Probability and Statistics

Complementary Subjects.

Science Engineering

Career Pathways.

Through the study of Mathematics there are many career pathways which are available to students including going onto University to study for a degree in Mathematics, Dentistry, Medicine, Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Project Management, Optometry and Sports Science. This is not an exhaustive list and there are many other financially rewarding career choices which can be made following the completion of the qualification.

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The qualification is assessed through formal written examinations at the end of the full two year course. The assessments are tiered and following a rigorous process of assessment you will be entered for the most appropriate examination. The assessments in both tiers of entry take the following form:

Paper 1 – Non Calculator (1hr 30 min)

Paper 2 – Calculator (1hr 30min)

Paper 3 – Calculator (1hr 30min)

Topics may be assessed across all three papers and students are required to answer all of the questions in each paper.

Each paper has a total of 80 marks and are equally weighted across the qualification.