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A Level Further Mathematics at Ashton Sixth Form College

Course description

Further Mathematics offers you the opportunity to study twice as much mathematics as you would do on an AS Mathematics course. During the first year you will have ten lessons of Maths per week in total (compared to five) and sit an additional 3 examinations. At the end of the first year you will obtain a qualification in AS Mathematics. At present we do not certificate the AS Further Mathematics until later in the course.

Further Mathematics is designed to let you study a wide range of options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision mathematics. You will focus on solving problems and how certain methods can be applied in areas of engineering and computing. As it is an advanced level of study you need to be very interested in mathematics to consider taking this subject.

Course content

Pure

Builds upon the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus developed from the Pure Core units as well as introducing topics such as complex numbers, matrices, proof, hyperbolic functions, polar coordinates and differential equations.

Decision

Includes topics such as networks, algorithms, sorting, linear programming, mathematical modelling.

Mechanics

Includes topics such as forces, energy, motion, kinematics, projectiles, mathematical modelling, moments, collisions and stability.

Statistics

Includes topics such as probability, data handling, probability distributions, estimation, correlation and regression and hypothesis testing

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE grades A*-C

Grade C — GCSE English Language

Grade A - GCSE Maths

Assessment

100% Exam

Future opportunities

Further Maths students progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers. Last year 92% of students moved on to Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2015
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