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Further Mathematics A level at St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

A-level Further Mathematics is available to the very best mathematicians, who will almost certainly have achieved a level 8 at GCSE. They will be willing and able to devote significant amounts of time to the study of mathematics.

Course content

Topics covered at this level build and develop the topics covered in the Maths A-level as well as additional topics which include

  • complex numbers,
  • matrices,
  • polar co-ordinates

as well as the option of Decision Maths which includes linear programming, game theory, network flows and many more.

Entry requirements

The general requirement to enter St Peter's Sixth Form to study 3 A levels, is 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be taken into account.

Required for this course:

8 in Mathematics

Assessment

Those students who wish to follow a 1 year course in AS Further Maths will sit 2 x 1.5 hour papers at the end of year 12. Paper 1 is called Further Pure Mathematics and Paper 2 is called Further Mathematics options.

Those following the full A-level will sit 4 x 1.5 hour papers at the end of year 13, the same 2 as the AS, plus another Further Pure paper and another further option paper.

Future opportunities

At St Peter’s we have an excellent record of our further mathematicians going on to some of the top universities to study mathematics to degree level and beyond.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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