Further Mathematics at City of Norwich School
Further Pure 1 develops an understanding of the rigour and technical accuracy needed for more advanced maths. Topics covered include: complex numbers, curve sketching, proof, algebra and matrices. This is a compulsory unit.
Further Pure 2 builds on and extends students’ knowledge of pure mathematics and associated techniques. Topics covered include: polar coordinates, complex numbers, calculus and hyperbolic functions. This is a compulsory unit.
Mechanics 2 is the third application module. It builds on the concepts in mechanics 1. The topics covered include: friction, moments of forces, centres of mass, energy, work and power, impulse and momentum.
Statistics 2 is the fourth application module. It builds on the concepts in Statistics 1. Throughout this module, the emphasis is on understanding, interpretation and modelling. It looks closely at Poisson and normal distributions, samples and hypothesis testing.
Numerical methods are used to solve mathematical problems which cannot be solved analytically. In this module you will develop a repertoire of simple numerical methods and gain experience in using them, looking at the accuracy of these techniques and the control of errors.
Decision 1 makes use of modelling and algorithms to solve problems involving networks, linear programming and critical path analysis. Simulation is introduced as a modelling technique. These techniques are widely used with computers.
A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.