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Mathematics and Further Mathematics at Queen Mary's High School

Course description

The Mathematics department offer two
A’ Level
courses:
• A’ level in Mathematics
• A’ level in Further Mathematics

Students studying Further Mathematics need also to be studying Mathematics. Some of the units transfer between the courses to give students a higher chance of achieving a top grade. Both courses complement each other very well
and are taught in parallelMathematics is an enjoyable and challenging subject suited for students who have been successful with a grade A or A* at GCSE Mathematics. Students who study any form of A’ Level

Mathematics must enjoy the challenges associated with problem solving, they
must have a dedicated work ethic and a confident and proficient aptitude with algebra and logical reasoning.

Students who are particularly enthusiastic and proficient at Mathematics possibly looking to study the Mathematics at degree level will be considered very disadvantaged if they have not also studied Further Mathematics. Further Mathematics would also be of strong benefit for students looking to study physics, engineering or any subject that has a deep mathematical content.

Students who have been successful at A’ Level mathematics will have demonstrated
qualities that make them statistically more desirable to future employers and Further
education providers.

Course content

Geometry
Calculus
Algebra
Sequence
Numerical Methods
Proof
Matrices*
Complex Numbers*
*Unique to Further Mathematics
A third of the course will comprise of elements of Applied Mathematics with will be
decided in the first days of the course.

Assessment

A level Mathematics – 6 x 1.5 hour exams.
C1-C4 = Pure Mathematics
Two of Statistics 1, Decision 1, Mechanics 1, Statistics 2, Mechanics 2
Where Possible students are given a choice of applied units which will complement their
individual learning needs.
A level
Further Mathematics – 3 x 1.5 hour exams.
FP1 -3 = Pure Mathematics (calculator)
Three of Statistics 1, Decision 1, Mechanics 1, Statistics 2, Mechanics 2

Future opportunities

Any career that would value problem solving skills or require logical thought and reasoning would find successful A’ Level Mathematics invaluable. For many students who have studied Mathematics, the disciplines developed go beyond academic measure and become a way of thinking and living

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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