# Further Mathematics (AS) at Nobel School

## Course description

** Awarding Body: OCR **

Modules are taken in Further Pure Mathematics; Statistics and Decision Mathematics. These modules have been chosen because they do not exclusively rely on A level Mathematics knowledge. As discrete modules you are able to study them concurrently with A level Mathematics.

What will I learn on this course?

This course will enable you to:

- broaden and enrich your knowledge and ability in mathematics
- underpin your AS level Mathematics skills.
- develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning.
- generalise and construct mathematical proof.
- develop an awareness of the broadness of mathematics and the opportunities for further study, the world of work and society in general.

## Course content

Who would be a successful student of Further Mathematics?

This course will appeal to students who:

- love mathematics and wish to study it further.
- wish to go on an study a mathematics related degree at University.
- enjoy the challenge of puzzles and tackling problems of a mathematical nature.
- have a desire to search out new mathematical truths.
- have the patience and perseverance to work very hard and then enjoy the extra satisfaction that your effort brings.
- wish to complement studies in mathematics, all sciences and social sciences.

## Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have A/A* grade in GCSE mathematics and be studying AS/A level mathematics.

## Assessment

** AS Level **

** Further Pure Mathematics: ** Summation of series; Mathematical Induction; Roots of polynomial equations; Complex numbers; Matrices.

** Decision Mathematics: ** Algorithms; Graph theory; Networks; Linear Programming.

** Statistics: ** Representation of data; probability; Discrete random variables' Bivariate data.

** A level **

By negotiation

## Future opportunities

National data tells us that anyone with a mathematics related degree earns about 10% more than any other degree. A wide range of employers regard mathematics as a prestigious A level and employ mathematicians for their thinking skills. A Further Mathematics A level makes you even more desirable.

You will find this course useful if you wish to follow a career in the following areas:

- accountancy, finance, insurance and banking
- teaching
- engineering
- industrial science
- information and communication technology.

## How to apply

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