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Further Maths at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

Further Maths is a course that is designed to extend and challenge the more able mathematicians at the college.  It is traditionally taken as an extra to your other A Level courses and would be advantageous if you were considering studying Mathematics at university. The aim of the course is to broaden mathematical knowledge and parts of the course are more complex than the traditional A Level and to give students a taste of first year degree maths.

 

Course content

AS Level - 1 Pure module will be studied alongside two applied modules.  Further concepts is the pure module which looks at complex numbers, curve sketching, solving polynomials and matrices.  The applied modules are Decision 1 which include graph theory, linear programming, networks and algorithms; and Statistics 2which cover distributions, hypothesis testing and continuous variables.

A Level - Again 1 Pure Module is studied  alongside 2 applied modules.  Further Advanced methods is the pure module which studies polar coordinates, matrices, calculus series and hyperbolic functions.  The applied modules are Mechanics 2 and Decision 2.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE including English and maths

A high grade in GCSE mathematics is needed to follow this course.  You must also be studying A level maths.  It would also be beneficial to have studied Level 2 further maths.

Assessment

Examination

Future opportunities

Highly advantageous if you wish to study Mathematics or a Mathematics based subject at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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