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A Level Mathematics Further at Meadowhead

Course description

A Level Mathematics Further

 

Course content

What does the course involve?

Students can only choose Further Mathematics in addition to the single Mathematics A-Level, although it is assessed separately as an A-Level in its own right.

 

In Further Maths, the course will consist of 50% Further Pure Mathematics, which is mandatory content, and two additional units worth 25% each. We currently offer Statistics and Decision Mathematics as the two additional units, although this is subject to change at the school’s discretion.

 

 

 

 

Further Pure Mathematics

Students develop an understanding of the rigour and technical accuracy needed for more advanced study of mathematics, and look at advanced areas such as matrices, complex numbers and differential equations.

 

Topics:

Proof

Matrices

Complex Numbers

Polynomial Roots and Maclaurin Series

Further Calculus

Volumes of Revolution

Vectors

in 3D

Polar Coordinates

Hyperbolic Functions

Differential Equations

 

 

 

 

Further Statistics

Students develop a wider range of statistical tools and models which can be applied to practical scenarios, and develop the ability to select and evaluate appropriate hypothesis tests.

 

Topics:

  • Discrete Probability Distributions

  • Poisson and Binomial Distributions

  • Geometric and Negative Binomial Distributions

  • Hypothesis Testing

  • Central Limit Theorem

  • Chi Squared Tests

  • Probability Generating Functions

 

 

Decision Mathematics

Students gain experience of modelling and of the use of algorithms in a variety of situations.

 

Topics:

  • Algorithms

  • Graph Theory

  • Minimum Connectors and Shortest Paths

  • Critical Path Analysis

  • Linear Programming

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements with GCSE Mathematics at Grade 7 or above.

A good understanding of all GCSE Algebra topics is expected.

Future opportunities

Progression

Further Mathematics is ideal for students who are planning to go on and do a degree in Mathematics at University.

Further information

Where can I find out more?

Talk to your Mathematics teacher or Mr Ludlam about what A-Level Further Mathematics entails to get more details and to find out if it will be suitable for you.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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