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Further Mathematics A Level at Parkstone Grammar School

Course description


Full A2 Option (9372):- Six papers all of length 90 minutes:
Pure Maths C3, C4, plus FP2 or FP3 (TBA), Statistics S2, S3, Decision Maths D1 - There is also the option of taking an additional or alternative module through supported self-study chosen from Further Pure 2 or 3, Mechanics M3, and Statistics S4. Students who take an additional module will have their grade decided from their best 6
allowable modules.

Course content

Pure Mathematics in Year 13 and provides a comprehensive coverage of the concepts and techniques that are utilised in more advanced mathematically based courses such as the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Business Studies and Economics. Initial topics encountered include inequalities, finite series, complex numbers, differential equations and co-ordinate systems. More advance topics include hyperbolic functions, advanced calculus, matrices and vectors.
Statistics:- The Binomial, and Poisson distributions are introduced as well as more advanced work on Continuous Distributions, the
Normal Distribution and Correlation. There is a great emphasis on hypothesis testing, which is introduced at an early stage.
Decision Maths:
This module offers a radical departure from the mathematics already studied at school. A relatively new branch of the subject, it analyses a selection of decision-making situations encountered in business and commerce. Students investigate sorting, flowcharts, networks and routing systems, critical path analysis and linear


There is no coursework component.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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    • We are a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 selective girls’ school offering outstanding education to the girls of Poole and its surrounding area. Founded in 1905 Parkstone has continued to provide excellent academic results within a warm, friendly and vibrant community. We are a six form entry school with 1250 students including 370 in the sixth form.

      Girls at Parkstone are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities.