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Further Mathematics A level at Oaks Park High School

Course description

Mathematics with Further Mathematics is still considered the most demanding combination of subjects at A Level. 

Course content

Unit 1 - Further Pure 1:  This course is subtitled "Further Concepts of Advanced Mathematics". You will meet Matrices, Complex Numbers and extend your Algebra

Unit 2- Numerical Methods:  Numerical methods concerns the solutions of equations by numerical means, and the theory of errors and accuracy of measurements 

Unit 3 - Statistics 2:  Statistics 2 builds on the work done in the Statistics 1 module, looking particularly at probability distributions and testing hypotheses
Unit 4 - Further Pure 2:  This course is subtitled "Further Methods of Advanced Mathematics". You will meet Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions and move into more advanced Calculus, Algebra and Geometry
Unit 5 - Mechanics 1:  Mechanics 1 introduces the concept of modelling physical situations. You will meet Projectiles and Newton's Laws of Motion. 
Unit 6 - Mechanics 2:  Mechanics 2 extends M1 concepts to include Moments, Equilibrium, Centre of Mass, Work / Energy / Power, Impulse & Momentum 

Entry requirements

Mathematics: A grade at GCSE.

This is a TOUGH course, only for Maths specialists.

You must also choose Mathematics in another Option Block. 


There is one piece of coursework required (for NM). All exams are 90 minutes long and equally weighted. 

Future opportunities

Most of the top universities now expect students of Engineering, Maths, Computing and Actuarial Studies to have both Maths and Further Maths at 'A' level. That said, a double Maths qualification at A Level is still a Golden Key to almost any institution. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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