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Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level 3 at Highsted Grammar School

Course description

In addition to the aims set out in the Mathematics course, this course aims to develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to world of work and to society in general. Students are encouraged to read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics. Students are also encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

AS UNITS -
Further Pure 1 – Complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; coordinate systems; matrix algebra; series; proof.
Mechanics 1 – Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors and their application in mechanics; kinematics of a particle; statics of a particle; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; moments.
Statistics 2 – The Binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables; continuous distributions; hypothesis tests.

Modules M1 & M2 (mechanics 1 & 2). Modules FM1 and FM2 (further pure mathematics 1 & 2). Module S2 (statistics 2). Module D2 (decision mathematics 2). The examinations are 6 modules taken in Year 12 & 13. No coursework

Entry requirements

Grade A* or A in GCSE and to be studying A Level Mathematics.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with an Advanced GCE in Mathematics to support entry to higher education in areas Mathematics, related areas such as Electronics, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer or Financial Adviser. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and engineering sectors. You could take this course to complement an Advanced GCE in Mathematics or as part of the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Further Mathematics, which will support entry to higher education in areas of Mathematics, Electronics, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer or Teacher. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and engineering sectors. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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