# Further Mathematics A Level at UTC Reading

## Course description

A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics cover a wide range of mathematical topics and strands. Here at the UTC we have a team of passionate teachers delivering the content of A-Levels to complement the specialisms of the UTC.

## Course content

At AS-Level you will choose:

- Further Pure 1 which is a compulsory module
- Statistics 1 to assist students to analyse and represent data professionally
- Numerical methods or mechanics 1 depending on the year of entry

Further Pure 1Matrices, complex numbers,

graphs of rational functions

and inequalities, identities

and roots of equations, series

formulae and proof by induction.

Statistics 1
Data representation, probability,graphs of rational functions

and inequalities, identities

and roots of equations, series

formulae and proof by induction.

discrete random variables,

binomial distribution and

hypothesis testing using

the binomial distribution. Numerical methods Solutions of equations, error,

numerical differentiation and

integration techniques,

approximations of functions. Mechanics 1 Modelling with point particles,

vectors, kinematics, forces,

Newton’s laws of motion and projectiles.

At A-Level you will study:

- Core 3*, core 4 and further pure 2 which are compulsory modules
- Mechanics 2
- Differential equations*
- Decision 2
- Numerical methods* or mechanics 1 depending on year of entry

*These modules include a 20% coursework element.

Core 3

Methods for advanced

mathematics Algebra and functions, further

differentiation and integration

techniques, natural exponentials,

natural logarithms and proof. Core 4

Applications of advanced

mathematics Further algebra, further trigonometry,

parametric equations, vectors and

calculus – including volumes of

revolutions and differential equations. Further pure 2

Further methods for

advanced mathematics Polar coordinates, calculus – including

differentiating inverse trigonometry,

complex numbers, matrices, series

and hyperbolic functions. Mechanics 2 Frameworks, work, energy and

power, momentum and impulse,

friction and the centre of mass of

plane lamina. Differential equations Modelling with differential equations,

separation of the variables, integrating

factor method, auxiliary equation method,

simultaneous differential equations and

numerical methods to solve DEs. Decision 2 Logic, network problems, game theory

and further linear programming methods. Numerical methods Solutions of equations, error, numerical

differentiation and integration techniques, approximations of functions. Mechanics 1 Modelling with point particles, vectors,

kinematics, forces, Newton’s laws of motion

and projectiles.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact UTC Reading directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015