# Mathematics, including Further Mathematics, Further Additional Mathematics and Mathematics AEA at Lucton School

## Course description

The Edexcel mathematics specifications are followed at Lucton. AS mathematics requires the study of three modules and is usually completed in Year 12. The A2 course consists of studying 6 modules over two years. Further mathematics requires the study of nine (AS) or twelve modules (A2) over two years. In core mathematics students will extend their knowledge of GCSE topics such as algebra and trigonometry, as well as learning new topics such as calculus. In mechanics students will learn how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to the forces acting upon them. In statistics students will learn a range of methods aimed at sampling, representing and interpreting sets of data. Students may also study probability and hypothesis testing. In decision mathematics students will learn how to solve a range of problems involving networks and the use of algorithms. All AS and A2 mathematics students should possess a graphics calculator and we recommend the Casio PLUS.

## Entry requirements

Succesful students of mathematics at A-level typically have an A in GCSE mathematics. Students wishing to study further mathematics will ideally have an A* in GCSE mathematics. All applicants for mathematics courses at Lucton, however, are considered on their individual merits, rather than simply on their GCSE results.

## How to apply

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