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Further Mathematics at Gunnersbury Catholic School

Course description

What is Further Maths about?

It builds on the content of 'A' Level Maths with a strong emphasis on calculus and co-ordinate systems.

Why should I consider choosing Maths?

Further Maths should be considered by those who are exceptional mathematicians who are likely to read Maths at University.

Course content

Further Maths following the same course as Maths in Years 12 and 13 with the following additional modules:

At AS level you will study 3 units :

You will follow the compulsory pure course : FP1 and 2 other units:

the most likely combination being D1 and D2 (Decision Maths)

At A2 level you will study a further 3 units :

FP2 (compulsory) and two other units not covered in other modules:

possibly FP3 and an Applications unit.

Decision Maths involves topics such as algorithms, critical path analysis and linear programming.

Entry requirements

All applicants are required to gain 5 GCSE passes at grade C or better PLUS grade A* in GCSE Maths; applicants need to be also studying AS Maths.


How will I be assessed and examined?

  1. Regular topic tests
  2. A written exam for each module

Future opportunities

Degree courses in Maths, Engineering, Science, Computing Science and Accountancy, to name but a few.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gunnersbury Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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