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Further Mathematics at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Further Mathematics ?

Further Mathematics is an enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding subject to study. It offers the opportunity to explore new and more sophisticated Mathematical concepts, whilst consolidating learning in AS/A2 Mathematics.

Students intending to study a Mathematics related degree will find Further Mathematics a huge benefit as it makes the transition to university easier. This covers a wide range of academic areas including Engineering, the Sciences, Computing, Finance, Economics, as well as Mathematics.

Students who study Further Mathematics are held in high regard by universities and employers as it shows a strong commitment to their studies and is considered a prestigious qualification.

Features of the Course:

Further Mathematics introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers, as well as developing a more independent style of learning, equipping students with essential skills for studying at university or a future career. In addition students are able to broaden the range of applied modules and study them in depth.

Further Mathematics is a very flexible course, tailored to the needs and interests of the students. Therefore the specific modules studied will vary each year.

All students are supported through links with the Durham Further Mathematics Support Programme, access to online resources, as well as extra-curricular activities. These include participation in the UKMT challenges, enrichment opportunities and university and business links as appropriate.

Topics covered for AS qualification:

3 Modules covering Further Pure Mathematics and Applied Modules.

Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: 3 x 1 hour 30 minutes exams

Coursework: None

Topics covered for A level qualifications:

3 Modules covering Further Pure Mathematics and Applied Modules.

Assessment in Year 13:

Examinations: 3 x 1 hour 30 minutes exams

Coursework: None

 

 

Entry requirements

 

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • Grade A or above from GCSE Mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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