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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

This two A Level course includes the single Mathematics A Level in the first year and has about twice the tuition of single Mathematics. It is aimed at the strongest A Level students who really enjoy learning about this wide-ranging and fascinating subject.

This strongly academic course is centred on the area of pure mathematics, including algebra, graphs, trigonometry, matrices and calculus, including differential equations. Techniques developed in pure maths are then applied to solve problems set in contexts in statistics and mechanics. The first of these examines how probability models are used to calculate the likelihood of various outcomes from a statistical experiment or to test the significance of statistical data. In mechanics, a range of physical laws are applied to a range of problems of increasing complexity.

Course content

Learning is primarily through the development of ideas, proving key results and refining problem solving skills through tackling a wide variety of questions on each topic.

Here are some of the topic areas we cover in addition to Maths:

  • Differential equations
  • Polar co-ordinates
  • Complex numbers
  • More advanced statistics and mechanics
  • calculus

Entry requirements

  • Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language
  • We would expect you to have achieved A or A* in GCSE Maths

Future opportunities

Most Further Maths students go on to study Mathematics, the Physical Sciences and Engineering or other competitive courses. It is also very useful for Computing, Economics and Finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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    • Huish is situated on the edge of parkland overlooking fields and hills, about ten minutes walk from the town centre.

      Huish is committed to encouraging you to travel to college by cycle, public transport or car sharing where possible. There is a cycle path to the College taking you to Vivary Park so that you don’t have to walk or cycle with the traffic along South Road. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to college from the bus station but many of the buses students use come directly to the campus.