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Further Maths A2 at Glenthorne High School

Course description

Students will follow the EDEXCEL A Level course. For the AS level 3 units will be taken in either Year 12. This is an excellent course to work on if you plan to study Maths at degree level.

Course content

The Further Maths AS course comprises 1 module of core maths; Further Pure 1, along with two applied modules; Decision Maths 1 and Mechanics 1. Further Pure looks at Complex and Imaginary numbers, Matrix algebra and Proof by Mathematical induction as well as extending current skills in sequences and coordinate geometry. Mechanics is an excellent complement to Physics A-level due to its content of kinematics, vectors and Newton’s laws of motion. Decision maths covers flow diagrams, decision making and logic puzzles. Each unit is assessed by 1½ hour written exam. There is no coursework element. The A2 part of the course will cover the second module in each of the above subjects.

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities Further Mathematics is a much sought after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full time courses in higher education. Like Mathematics A-Level, the skills learned at AS and A Level, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis are also considered very desirable in the workplace. Careers aided by an A Level in Further Maths include: Actuarial Science/Studies; Aeronautical Engineering; Biochemistry; Biomedical Sciences (including Medical Science); Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Computing; Dentistry; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Engineering (General); Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering; Medicine; Optometry (Ophthalmic Optics); Physics; and Veterinary Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Number of planned places: 25