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Further Mathematics (Edexcel) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A Level Further Mathematics is a particularly rigorous qualification. It is aimed at students who are considering reading Mathematics at University and as such the concepts are complex. Suitability requires a significant ability and a real appetite for studying ‘challenging’ mathematics.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

The course builds upon the standard A Level in Mathematics and is based on a balance of both Pure and Applied Mathematics. It is delivered alongside the standard A Level in Mathematics.

Core Mathematics

This is divided into two compulsory units that are studied across both years; Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Further Pure Mathematics 2. The modules include topics such as Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations.

Applied Mathematics

Decision Maths 1 - Studied in Year 12

In this course you will learn about Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Algorithms on graphs II, Critical path analysis, Linear programming.

Further Mechanics 1 - Studied in Year 13

In this course you will learn about Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs.

All students will be assessed on these modules via 4 external examinations at the end of Year 13. Each examination will last for one and a half hours and is worth 25% of the overall A Level.

Entry requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 8 followed by a suitability test in the first week of the course.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is a requirement for pupils wishing to read Mathematics at a top tier University. Typically it is taken in conjunction with A Level Mathematics. Together these form attractive A Levels highly regarded by academics and employers alike.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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