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Further Mathematics A Level at QE Academy Trust

Course description

This can be taken in addition to the single Mathematics A Level. The AS Level is particularly suitable for students intending to study Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Studies or Physics as it contains an introduction to more advanced pure maths Units, more discrete maths and mechanics. It is no more difficult than the single maths AS. The A2 is suitable for the better mathematicians as it extends and develops the Units covered in the single A Level. Good mathematicians will really enjoy it (the teaching staff certainly do). Students will find taking two maths A Levels less demanding and so it is very suitable as a fourth or even fifth A Level. Some Further Maths modules can be used for single maths to improve overall grades.

Course content

AS Level Units
Further Pure 1: (33 3%) Algebra and Graphs, Complex Numbers, Roots and Coefficients of a quadratic equation, Series, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Trigonometry, Matrices and Transformations.

Mechanics 1: (33 3%) Mathematical Modelling, Kinematics in one and two dimensions, Statics and Forces, Momentum, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Connected Particles, Projectiles.

Discrete 2: (33 3%) Critical Path Analysis, Hungarian Algorithm, Dynamic Programming, Network Flows, Simplex Tableau, Game Theory.

A2 Level Units

Can be adapted to fit the needs and desires of the group. Three modules chosen from Further Pure 2, 3, 4; Statistics 2, 3; Mechanics 2, 3.

Entry requirements

We would expect that students starting A Level or AS Level Maths had obtained a grade of A* or A at GCSE. Higher level.

Assessment

All modules assessed by examination in May/June. There is no coursework

Future opportunities

This is an excellent general qualification which says a great deal about the ability of the student. Students studying Mathematics at university will be handicapped if they have not done two mathematics A Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact QE Academy Trust directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2015
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