Further Mathematics A Level at Kineton High School
Further Mathematics is an A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the Mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. This is ideal for strengthening mathematical understanding either as a stand-alone subject or in preparation for a degree in Mathematics at University.
There will be three branches of Mathematics that you will study throughout the A Level:
- Pure Mathematics
- Two of either Mechanics, Discrete Mathematics or Statistics (to be decided at the start of the course)
Pure Mathematics covers the study of:
Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors, Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions, Differential Equations, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry.
Mechanics covers the study of:
Dimensional Analysis, Momentum and Collisions, Work, Energy and Power, Circular Motion, Centre of Mass and Moments
Discrete Mathematics covers the study of:
Graphs, Networks and Network Flows, Linear Programming, Critical Path Analysis, Game Theory, Binary Operations and Group Theory.
Statistics covers the study of:
Discrete Random Variables and Expectation, Poisson Distribution, Type I and Type II Errors, Continuous Random Variables, Chi Tests for Association, Exponential Distribution, Inference.
In order to study Further Mathematics A Level you will need to achieve grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics. Students who achieve a high grade 7 may be considered.
There will be three 2 hour examinations at the end of the course of equal weighting in the final assessment. There is no coursework.
Paper 1 examines Pure Mathematics only.
Paper 2 examines Pure Mathematics only.
Paper 3 examines the two optional modules.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kineton High School directly.