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Further Mathematics A level at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

AS level:

This extends the knowledge and skills studied in A-Level Mathematics. The study areas are
  • Algebra and Graphs,
  • Roots of Quadratic Equations,
  • Series,
  • Calculus,
  • Numerical Methods
  • Trigonometry.
New topics introduced are Complex Numbers and Matrices, along with applied mathematics.
 
A level:
 
This assumes prior coverage of A-Level Mathematics and goes deeper into Calculus. Differential Equations of first and second order are studied in detail. Other topics on the programme of study are:
  • polar coordinates,
  • complex numbers,
  • matrices,
  • trigonometry
  • vectors.
There will be work on applied mathematics alongside this.

Entry requirements

To follow a programme of A-Level subjects, students must have a minimum of 5.5 GCSE points from at least six GCSEs, which must include English and Mathematics (at grade 5). 
 
To study A-Level Mathematics it is necessary to have at least grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.
 
GCSE equivalence grades at C or above, from courses such as BTECs, will not be sufficient to study Mathematics or Science at AS Level.
 
All students must have a good record of conduct and be comfortable with the values and the ethos of the academy. All students will be interviewed and references sought for external candidates.
 
Progress from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and is dependent upon a successful first year and a pass grade in the progression exams taken at the end of Year 12.

Assessment

AS level:
 
Paper 1;  Written Exam: 1hr 30min:  50% of AS level
Paper 2:  Written Exam: 1hr 30min:  50% of AS level
 
A level:
 
Paper 1:  Written Exam: 2hr:  33.3% of A level
Paper 2:  Written Exam: 2hr:  33.3% of A level
Paper 3:  Written Exam: 2hr:  33.3% of A level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016

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