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Mathematics, Further at The Thomas Hardye School

Course description

There are over 70 students taking Further Mathematics in the Sixth Form. The course demands a high level of skill and providesa high level of challenge; it is in very high demand from universities and businesses. Many of our successful Oxbridge candidateshave a Further Mathematics A Level and it is on the Russell Group list of facilitating subjects.

We offer AS Further Mathematics in Year 12 for students wishing to complete the full A Level, and also in Year 13 for interestedstudents to study alongside their A2 courses.

AS In addition to the three units studied by all Maths students, Further Mathematicians study:

Further Pure 1; This module introduces new concepts and more abstract ideas, such as complex numbers and matrices.

Statistics 2 This introduces the idea of hypothesis testing.Mechanics 1Mechanics is mathematics you can visualise and model. It supports other subjects such as Physics and Design and Technology and includes topics such as Newton’s Laws of Motion and forces.

A2 In addition to the three units studied by all Maths students, Further Mathematicians study:

Further Pure 2 This module includes differential equations, one of the most important A Level topics as it can be applied to Physics, Biology, Economics and other subjects at degree level.

Either:

Mechanics 2 and Mechanics 3

or:

Statistics 3 and Decision 2

optional: Further Pure 3 This includes some of the hardest concepts covered in school, such as vectors in three dimensions.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE and A in Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thomas Hardye School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year for AS, Two for A2

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