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Further Mathematics A level at Wood Green School

Course description

This course will encourage students to develop their understanding of Mathematics and mathematical processes. It will enable them to reason logically and to construct mathematical proofs. Students will recognise how situations may be represented mathematically and how ‘real world’ problems and mathematical models are related. The course also promotes confidence within the subject, fostering enjoyment and enthusiasm.

Course content

Pure Mathematics is compulsory and comprises seven modules C1, C2, C3, C4, FP1, FP2 and FP3. The other five modules required are chosen from these applied modules:

• Mechanics (M1, M2 and M3): the effects that forces have on stationary and moving objects

• Statistics (S1, S2) which studies the collection and analysis of data and the drawing of conclusions from it

• Decision Mathematics (D1) which studies the application of Mathematics in business, commerce and industry, where it is important to find optimum solutions.

Entry requirements

Grade A or above at GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

Whilst an Advanced Subsidiary Level is a free standing qualification, if continued to A2 it will also comprise 50% of the total marks for the A Level. Examinations in each module are in June and last 1½ hours. The first six modules will be taken in Year 12.

All modules carry equal points. A Level Mathematics C1, C2, C3, C4 plus two applied modules A Level Further Mathematics FP1, FP2, FP3 plus another three applied modules.

Future opportunities

Mathematics is essential for those seeking higher education courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computing and Electronics. It combines well with Biology, Geography, Economics, Psychology and Physical Education and allows you to keep more options open. Students intending to read Mathematics, Science or Engineering at those universities which attract highly competitive fields of student applications should take Further Mathematics A Level. Typical careers include banking and finance, accountancy, the Civil Service, logistics, and business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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      We are part of a consortium, our partner school being The Henry Box School in Witney.

       

      We have a taxi service, ferrying students between the two venues, at no cost to students.

       

      NB, there are two subjects that are jointly taught, ie students take lessons at both venues,  Maths and Further Maths;  you will see this on our options grid.