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Further Mathematics A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

This course broadens the range of mathematical studies available to study and for pure mathematics there is also greater depth. It is excellent preparation if you are interested in studying a degree with a high mathematical content or if you are simply wishing to develop further your capability in mathematics.

Examples of topics within the further pure mathematics units include mathematical induction, complex numbers, differentiation and integration and numerical methods. 

Within the mechanics units, study will include force as a vector, Newton’s laws of motion, energy, work and power and equilibrium of rigid bodies in contact. The decision mathematics unit includes algorithms, graph theory, networks and linear programming.

Course content

AS level

• Further pure mathematics 1

• Mechanics 1

• Mechanics 2

A2 level

• Further pure mathematics 2

• Decision mathematics 1

• Mechanics 3 or decision mathematics 2

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including a grade A in GCSE mathematics. (NB. You must also choose AS level mathematics in order to take this subject.)

Assessment

You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, group work and independent study. Consolidation through practice will be an important feature.

Future opportunities

Mathematics A level, with either AS level or A level further mathematics, demonstrates a breadth of understanding that lends itself to further study and you will find yourself in an excellent position to study degree courses with a high mathematical content, such as engineering, mathematics, science, statistics, and computing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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