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Further Mathematics AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School

Course description

AS & A level further mathematics is a second full A level so you will spend double the amount of time studying mathematics at sixth form. 

Course content

You will need to complete four examinations to complete your further maths A level. You will required to do two ‘further pure’ maths modules plus a choice of four more modules from further maths 3 and 4, further mechanics 1 and 2, further statistics 1 and 2 or decision maths 1 and 2. In further pure maths you will encounter new and more recent mathematical developments such as complex numbers, polar coordinates and matrices. You will also explore some of the more philosophical aspects of maths. The statistics and mechanics units will further develop the work from statistics and mechanics you have studied for the A level. Decision maths is about solving real-world problems in an efficient manner. You will learn to optimise resources to maximise profit, plan delivery routes to conserve fuel and organise projects to make the best use of your time.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a grade 7 at GCSE to do A level further mathematics. You will have to also choose AS and A level mathematics in order to choose further mathematics. 

Assessment

The A level is assessed entirely on the four 90 minute examinations at the end of the course. Each of the four topics will be given an equal weighting of 25% in the final examination. The AS level will be assessed on further pure maths 1 and one of the further maths, further statistics, further mechanics or decision maths units with an equal 50% weighting given to each module.

Future opportunities

Most good universities will expect you to have done further maths if you wish to enrol on a mathematics degree course, but this A level will also improve your chances of getting onto degree courses subjects such as engineering, physics and economics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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