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Further Mathematics at Longbenton Community College

Course description

YEAR 1:

In Further Pure Mathematics you will study Summation of series, Mathematical induction, Roots of polynomial equations, Complex numbers and Matrices. You will also complete 2 applied modules: one in Mechanics and one in Decision Mathematics. Mechanics involves the study of force as a vector, equilibrium of a particle, kinematics of motion in a straight line, Newton’s laws of motion and linear momentum. Decision Mathematics covers Game theory, flows in a network, matching and allocation problems, critical path analysis and dynamic programming.

YEAR 2:

You will study Further Pure 2 which will build upon the Core Maths covered at A level and the techniques from year 1. You will also study 2 applied modules from Statistics 2, Statistics 3 and Mechanics 2.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C including an A or A* in Mathematics.

Assessment

You will complete one exam for each module in June

Further information

There are many good reasons to take Further Mathematics:

• Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding, stimulating and empowering experience.

• For someone who enjoys mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

• It enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market.

• Some prestigious university courses will only accept students with Further Mathematics qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longbenton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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