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Mathematucs Further at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course? Students who enjoy their mathematics and are expected to get at least a Grade A at GCSE, preferably a grade A*. A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics still keeps your options open in terms of University courses and gives you a much broader awareness of the scope of mathematical studies by covering mathematical techniques to a considerably greater depth than single A Level Mathematics. This means that candidates are better prepared to study degree level MATHEMATICS COURSES and have a much greater knowledge of how they can use their mathematics in other areas of study.

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?

You will study Mathematics in BOTH Option blocks and qualify for 2 A Levels. In Year 12 you will study CORE 1, CORE 2, CORE 3, CORE 4, PROBABILITY & STATISTICS 1 and MECHANICS 1, giving you your A Level in MATHEMATICS. In Year 13 you will study FURTHER MATHEMATICS 1, FURTHER MATHEMATICS 2, PROBABILITY and STATISTICS 2, MECHANICS 2 and DECISION MATHEMATICS 1 & 2, giving you your A Level in FURTHER MATHEMATICS. There is the flexibility for single A Level mathematicians to increase their load to 9 modules, or for double A Level mathematicians to decrease their load to 9 modules in Year 13 to qualify for A Level Mathematics and A/S level Further Mathematics. Details of the skills needed/involved and topics that will be covered: If you are a strong mathematician and you like the logical approach of the subject then Mathematics gets EASIER and MORE BEAUTIFUL the more you do. You are more easily able to see the relationships between different areas of study and see how it all fits together.

Mathematics is about explaining why things occur and proving that they must. It has an aura of certainty about it or of explaining why there is uncertainty and measuring that uncertainty by using the laws of probability. Where can this subject lead me to in the future? Many students who achieve A Level Further Maths will go onto university and with two A Levels in Maths behind you, you are usually very appealing to admissions tutors. Mathematics is sought after in many types of career such as Accountancy, Computing, Engineering, Medicine, Management Science, Pharmacy, Teaching, Veterinary Science and many more.

Entry requirements

Students who enjoy their mathematics and are expected to get at least a Grade A at GCSE, preferably a grade A*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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

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