# Further Maths A Level 3 at Borden Grammar School

## Course description

**COURSE - **The course aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

- understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides strong foundation to progress to further study
- extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques
- understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are be connected
- apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
- use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
- reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning
- generalise mathematically
- construct mathematical proofs
- use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems which require them to decide on the solution strategy
- recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
- represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them
- draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions
- make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning
- interpret solutions and communicate their interpretation effectively in the context of the problem
- read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding
- read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding
- use technology such as calculators and computers effectively to recognise when such use may be inappropriate
- take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

## Entry requirements

**ADMISSIONS -
**Students will have studied GCSE Mathematics at Higher Level and achieved a grade

** ** 8 or 9 and will be studying Mathematics A Level concurrently.

## Assessment

**ASSESSMENT -
**Students are assessed by examinations, the details of which are still to be confirmed.

## Future opportunities

**CAREER -
**Engineering of various types; architecture; education; finance; insurance; accountancy;

actuary; armed services . . . the list is endless.

## Further information

**CALCULATORS -** Students may use a graphics calculator in all A Level Mathematics examinations.

Students are responsible for making sure that their calculators meet specific guidelines and
**must**

include the following features:

- an iterative function
- the ability to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Borden Grammar School directly.