Further Maths - A Level (Aqa) at The Cotswold Academy
About the syllabus:
The A Level Further Mathematics course is designed to broaden and deepen mathematical knowledge and the skills developed while studying A Level Mathematics.
Further Mathematics is studied alongside A Level Mathematics and provides a challenging, stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject.
The course involves six supervised lessons each week, usually taken by two teachers and encourages an independent work ethic to the highest degree for a successful outcome. Full teacher support is always on hand and is accessible to all our mathematicians on a daily basis.
Topics such as matrices and complex numbers are introduced for the first time, while others, such as algebra, calculus and trigonometry are studied in greater depth.
Students planning for a degree in Mathematics should take this course, but also students planning for degrees in areas such as Physics, Engineering or Economics will benefit from taking AS or A Level Further Mathematics to enhance their understanding and enrich their course content.
AS units in Year 12
Further Pure 1
Algebra and Graphs; Complex Numbers; Roots and Coefficients of a quadratic equation; Series; Calculus; Numerical Methods; Trigonometry; Matrices and Transformations. 1 hour 30mins - 33 1/3% of AS Level 16 2/3% of A Level
Discrete Random Variables; Poisson Distribution; Continuous Random Variables; Estimation; Hypothesis Testing; Chi-Square (I2) Contingency Table Tests. 1 hour 30mins 33 1/3% of AS Level 16 2/3% of A Level
Algorithms; Graphs and Networks; Spanning Tree Problems; Matchings; Shortest Paths in Networks; Route Inspection Problem; Travelling Salesperson Problem; Linear Programming; Mathematical Modelling. 1 hour 30mins 33 1/3% of AS Level 16 2/3% of A Level
A2 units in Year 13
Mathematical Modelling; Moments and Centres of Mass; Kinematics; Newton’s Laws of Motion; Application of Differential Equations; Uniform Circular Motion; Work and Energy; Vertical Circular Motion. 1 hour 30mins 16 2/3% of A Level
Further Pure 3
Series and Limits; Polar Coordinates; Differential Equations – First Order; Differential Equations – Second Order. 1 hour 30mins 16 2/3% of A Level
Further Pure 4
Vectors and Three-Dimensional Coordinates; Geometry; Matrix Algebra; Solution of Linear Equations; Determinants; Linear Independence. 1 hour 30mins 16 2/3% of A Level
A*-A achieved in GCSE Mathematics.
Students must also be studying A Level Mathematics.
Entry Criteria for A2 is at least a D at the requisite AS Level
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cotswold Academy directly.