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Further Mathematics A Level at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus in both Year 12 and Year 13.

They will study 6 units in Year 12; 3 AS Mathematics units and 3 AS Further Mathematics units.

In Year 13, students will study a further 6 units; 3 A2 Mathematics units and 3 A2 Further Mathematics units.

Course content

AS LEVEL

The Lower 6 course comprises 6 units of study, which are 3 AS Maths units and 3 AS Further Maths units. This will lead to the award of AS in Maths and AS in Further Maths by the end of Year 12. AS Maths units are: Core 1, Core 2, Decision Maths 1 AS Further Maths units are: Further Pure 1, Statistics 1, Mechanics 1

All AS units are assessed by external examination in the summer of Year 12

 

A2 LEVEL

The A2 comprises a further 6 units of study, leading to the award of A2 Mathematics and A2 Further Mathematics by the end of Year 13. A2 Maths units are: Core 3, Core 4, Mechanics 2 A2 Further Maths units are: Further Pure 2, Further Pure 3, Statistics 2

All A2 units are assessed by external examination in the summer of Year 13

Entry requirements

Grade A in GCSE Maths.

Assessment

Exam for each unit.

Future opportunities

Further Maths is a desirable A level for those students wishing to further their study of Mathematicallybased subjects at university. Leeds University states: “Take an AS in Further Maths – and be well prepared for University! The extra modules of pure maths and mechanics will prove invaluable for mathematics, physics or engineering”.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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