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Further Mathematics AS/A Level at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

Board:

Edexcel

Outline of the Course AS Level:
  • Further Pure Maths:   Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra & Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors.

Plus one of the following:

  • Optional Paper 3A: Further Pure Maths 3: Further Calculus, Further Differential Equations, Co-ordinate Systems, Further Vectors, Further Numerical Methods, Inequalities.
  • Optional Paper 3B: Further Statistics 1: Linear regression, Discrete Statistical Distributions, Continuous Statistical Distributions, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing, Chi Squared Tests.
  • Optional Paper 3C: Further Mechanics 1: Momentum & Impulse, Collisions, Centres of Mass, Work & Energy, Elastic Strings & Springs.
  • Optional Paper 3D: Decision Maths 1: Algorithms & Graph Theory, Algorithms on Graphs I, Algorithms on Graphs II, Critical Path Analysis, Linear Programming.
A2 Level:
  • Further Pure Maths 1: Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra & Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors.
  • Further Pure Maths 2: Complex Numbers, Further Algebra & Functions, Further Calculus, Polar Co-ordinates, Hyperbolic Functions, Differential Equations.

Plus two of the following:

  • Optional Paper 3A: Further Pure Maths 3: Further Calculus, Further Differential Equations, Co-ordinate Systems, Further Vectors, Further Numerical Methods, Inequalities.
  • Optional Paper 3B: Further Statistics 1: Linear regression, Discrete Statistical Distributions, Continuous Statistical Distributions, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing, Chi Squared Tests.
  • Optional Paper 3C: Further Mechanics 1: Momentum & Impulse, Collisions, Centres of Mass, Work & Energy, Elastic Strings & Springs.
  • Optional Paper 3D: Decision Maths 1: Algorithms & Graph Theory, Algorithms on Graphs I, Algorithms on Graphs II, Critical Path Analysis, Linear Programming.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 8 in Mathematics

Assessment

Assessment

AS Level only:

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

 

 

 

AS

A2

Further Pure Maths

Examination

1 ½  hours

 

 

Optional Paper

Examination

 

1 ½  hours

 

 

A Level:

Unit

Type of assessment

Duration

Weighting

 

 

 

AS

A2

Further Pure Maths 1

Examination

1 ½  hours

 

 

Further Pure Maths 2

Examination

 

1 ½  hours

 

 

Optional Paper

Examination

1 ½  hours

 

 

Optional Paper

Examination

1 ½  hours

 

 

 

 

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with an Advanced GCE in Mathematics to support entry to higher education in areas Mathematics, related areas such as Electronics, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer or Financial Adviser. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and engineering sectors.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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