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A2 Level Further Mathematics at Nether Stowe School

Course description

Edexcel Further Maths A level is a 2 year course that introduces you to interesting new areas of pure mathematics and to apply mathematics in a wider range of contexts.

Studying Further Maths is likely to improve your grade in A level Maths.

Course content

You will study fascinating new areas of mathematics in Core Pure such as complex numbers, differential equations and matrices.

You will also study applied subjects such as Mechanics or Statistics in more detail or Decision Maths which uses algorithms and other methods to find effecient solutions to real life problems, such as finding the shortest route around a network.

The exact subjects taken will be tailored to student's interests.

Entry requirements

Grade 8 or above in GCSE Maths and/or grade A in Level 2 Further Maths, although there can be flexibility.  Students must also be studying A level Maths

Assessment

4 exams of 90 minutes each.

Each has 75 marks and is worth 25% of the total.

Papers 1 and 2 are Core Pure papers.

Papers 3 and 4 will assess the optional subjects, which can be chosen from a wide range of modules such as Decision Maths, Further Mechanics, Further Statistics or Further Pure.

 

Future opportunities

Studying Further Maths gives you both advanced problem solving slills and perseverance and logical thinking. You will learn to work with others to solve problems and to think independently.

For most science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree course, A level Further Maths is often a preferred subject. Anyone applyling to study a degree in a  STEM subject should consider taking Further Maths at least to AS level as the additional content helps ensure a successful progression to university.

Further Maths is a highly regarded facilitating subject which will be an asset if you wish to apply to Oxbridge or other Russell group universities.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us or your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 February 2018
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