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Further Mathematics A Level at Skipton Girls' High School

Course description

Is this course for me?

If you are passionate about mathematics, then further mathematics gives you the opportunity to gain a much wider and deeper understanding of advanced mathematics.

Course content

AS Qualification Structure: D1 Decision Maths

This unit gives students experience of modelling and of the use of algorithms in a variety of situations. Students are expected to consider the success of their modelling, and to appreciate the limitations of their solutions.

FP1 Further Pure 1

This unit develops an understanding of the rigour and technical accuracy needed for more advanced study of Mathematics.

NM Numerical Methods

This unit provides students with an understanding that many mathematical problems cannot be solved analytically but require numerical methods which involve an appreciation of the limitations of accuracy and how to control these errors.

A2 Qualification Structure: FP2 Further Pure 2

This unit builds on and extends students’ knowledge of Pure Mathematics and associated techniques.

S2 Statistics 2

This unit extends students’ ability to represent data in bivariate situations, with an emphasis on linear and rank order modelling, and associated hypothesis testing.

M2 Mechanics 2

This unit builds on the work in Mechanics 1 by extending the range of mechanics concepts which students are able to use in modelling situations.

Entry requirements

Potential students will need to have gained an A* at GCSE to be equipped for the challenge of Further Mathematics. It will need to be taken as a separate option alongside a regular mathematics option.

Future opportunities

Further mathematics is very favourably looked on by universities offering technical and engineering degrees, as well as being highly valuable for those who want to study mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Skipton Girls' High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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