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Further Mathematics A Level at Southmoor Academy

Course description

Students who have a particular flair for Mathematics and enjoy solving problems will find Further Mathematics to be an enjoyable and rewarding AS or A level subject. The course is specifically designed for the most able mathematicians, allowing them to advance their knowledge of algebra, calculus and other areas of pure mathematics as well as studying further applications of mechanics, statistics and decision mathematics.

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AS

Further Pure 1
- Complex numbers
- numerical methods
- Coordinate systems
- Matrix algebra

Statistics 2
- Binomial and poisson distribution
- Continuous random variables
- Hypothesis testing

Mechanics 1
- Kinematics
- Dynamics and statics of a particle
- Moments
- Vectors

A2

Further Pure 2 or 3 Further development of more complex areas of pure mathematics (topics studied depends on module choice).

Another 2 modules of Statistics, Mechanics or Decision mathematics need to be studied in addition to those already studied as part of A level Mathematics and AS level Further Mathematics.

Choice of modules is flexible depending on the strengths of the students in the class.

Entry requirements

Grade A* required in GCSE Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southmoor Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 February 2016
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    • The Sixth Form at Southmoor is housed in a dedicated wing of Southmoor Academyl, completely refurbished and redesigned for our first intake in September 2014. Sixth formers enjoy their own café, open from 8.00am every morning and manned by our very own team of student Baristas, as well as study areas, a resource room, a computer suite, and classrooms furnished throughout with private study booths. All students have a locker to store their files in, and the newly refurbished toilets are for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students.