Further Mathematics AS Level at Prudhoe Community High School
A-level Further Mathematics is designed to broaden and deepen the mathematical knowledge and skills developed when studying A-level Mathematics. It may be studied alongside or after taking A‑level Mathematics and provides a stimulating experience for those who enjoy the subject.
The applications fall into three strands:
- Decision – networks, algorithms, sorting, linear programming, mathematical modelling.
- Mechanics – forces, energy, motion, kinematics, projectiles, mathematical modelling, moments, collisions and stability.
- Statistics – probability, data handling, probability distributions, estimation, correlation and regression and hypothesis testing.
Students can focus on one strand or study a mixture of the three.
AS level Further Maths is currently unreformed.
This means that the course is modular and will be assessed at the end of Year 12 with 3 examinations which lead to an AS qualification.
The three modules are Further Pure Core 1, Decision 1 and Decision 2. There is no coursework. All exams are 90 minutes long, have a maximum mark of 75 and contribute to 1/3 of the AS final grade. There is no coursework.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prudhoe Community High School directly.