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Further Mathematics GCE A Level at Oriel High School

Course description

The study of Further Mathematics will extend and deepen your knowledge and
appreciation of mathematics. The core parts of the course take a high-level abstract look at some familiar topics like solving polynomials and some new ones like complex numbers.
Highly recommended for students considering pure or applied mathematics degrees.

Course content

AS Further Mathematics course consists of 3 modules.
»» Further Pure 1– This module will introduce complex numbers, matrices and formal proof. It will also take a more in-depth look at algebraically dense topics such as coordinate geometry and series.
»» Mechanics 1– This module will expand on the study of kinematics. It will also
introduce forces, momentum and moments.
»» Statistics 2– This module examines probability distributions in more depth while
taking your skills in calculus and using them in real life contexts.
A2 Further Mathematics course consists of 3 modules.
»» Further Pure 2– This module extends knowledge of complex numbers and series and prepares well for a degree in mathematics
»» Mechanics 2 – Takes the skills developed in Mechanics 1 and extends them to explore work, energy and power and looks in detail at collisions.
»» Statistics 3 – Develops further the idea of testing hypotheses explored in S2 and looks closely at sampling distributions.
»» Independent study will be required regularly and will help to develop your
mathematical abilities.

Entry requirements

The minimum required GCSE grade is an A* in Mathematics. Students with a grade A will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Further Maths can only be studied alongside Maths.


Students will have three 1hr 30 min exams in year 12 and year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oriel High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years