Further Mathematics AS/A2 at Notley High School and Braintree sixth form
Further Mathematics AS and A levels are essentially an expanding package of Mathematical modules. There are 18 modules covering the subjects Pure (Modules Core 1 to 4), Further Pure Mathematics (Further Pure 1 to 3), Mechanics (Mechanics 1 to 5), Statistics (Statistics 1 to 4) and Decision Mathematics (Decision 1 and 2). Each module is equally weighted and is tested entirely by written examination. Different combinations of modules can be taken.
An AS level is achieved after 3 modules; an A level is achieved after 6 modules; and Further Maths A levels are achieved after 12 modules. The modules are increasingly challenging and allow students to gain fluency in the use of Algebra; knowledge of Differentiation and Integration; Trigonometry and other core topics before applying learnt knowledge to Application subjects based on solving real world problems such as the minimum amount of material needed to create the largest volume container or the most effective route for a postman to deliver mail.
Students will require a Grade A or A* at GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notley High School and Braintree sixth form directly.