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A Level: Further Mathematics at Wreake Valley Sixth Form

Course description

At AS you will be studying three modules. One in Pure Maths, which gives you a taste of the power of Mathematics and two modules in Decision Maths, which involves planning strategies.

For A2 you will again study three modules, comprising one in Pure Maths which extends your work from AS Level and modules in both Mechanics and Statistics, giving a broad spectrum of experience.

Course content

Pure mathematics

  • Proof
  • Complex Numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Further Calculus
  • Further Vectors
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Hyperbolic Functions
  • Differential Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry

Two Optional choices from

  • Mechanics
  • Statistics
  • Discrete

Entry requirements

To join the Sixth Form there is an entry requirement of 5 good passes at GCSE (at least a C or a grade 4).  This must include English and / or Maths at a grade 4.

There are additional entry criteria for Literature, Maths, and Science subjects.

Maths requires at least a grade 5 from the Higher tier paper.

Assessment

Three x 2 hour papers sat at the end of Year 13.

  • Paper 1 - Pure Mathematics.
  • Paper 2 - Pure Mathematics.
  • Paper 3 - Two papers one on each of your chosen options.

There is no coursework in this A Level.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Future opportunities

Further Maths is now becoming an entry requirement at many universities for a widening variety of subjects.  The Russell Group of Universities lists Further Mathematics as a faciliating subject.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit the Wreake Valley Academy website or speak to your class teacher if you are a student at Wreake Valley.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: Further maths AQA 7367
  • Web url: www.wvacademy.org

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