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Further Mathematics A Level at Kingswood Secondary Academy

Course description

Mathematics encourages you to be open-minded and
adaptable; to look for more than one method of approach to a
problem; to make judgements on methods and techniques
available in terms of appropriateness and accuracy; to interpret,
evaluate and implement solutions and results.

Course content

Further Mathematics is an additional A or AS qualification to
the standard A level mathematics. If you choose to study it,
you must choose to do A level mathematics as well. As its
name implies, the mathematics studied is beyond that
needed for A level mathematics.
New topics are introduced such as Complex Numbers, Polar
Co-ordinates, Co-ordinate Systems, Hyperbolic Functions,
Matrices and topics already met in the single A level
Mathematics course (such as Calculus and its applications,
Vectors and Proof) are extended.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C in English. Due to the large amount
of mathematical content involved in taking two mathematics A levels, a
grade A or A* in GCSE mathematics is essential.

Assessment

– Linear examinations.

Future opportunities

Students who take mathematics at this level often find that
they are at an advantage over those who have not, when
studying sciences and other mathematical related degrees
at university.
 
The more ground breaking areas of many these courses such
as GIS in geography, econometrics in economics and banking
require the student to be competent in mathematics.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingswood Secondary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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