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Further Mathematics AS Level at Prudhoe Community High School

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Assessment

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.

Last updated date: 20 March 2017

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