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Mathematics (Further) GCE A Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

Further Maths is like Maths except that there is more of it and it is more challenging. The course develops and extends the topics covered in the Maths A level. If you really enjoy Mathematics, and you are good at it, then Further Mathematics is worth considering especially if you want to go to University to study a subject that has some Mathematics content. If you decide to take the AS level in Further Maths you will study this in year 1 alongside AS Maths, taking the decision maths unit as part of your AS Maths course. This involves topics such as Algorithms, Route Inspection and Critical Path Analysis. The full A level further Maths is dependent upon you continuing with Maths A level in your second year.

Course content

Further Pure 1 This involves a range of pure maths topics such as Series, Complex Numbers, Coordinate Systems, Matrix Algebra and Proof. Mechanics 1 This involves the study of vectors, statics and kinematics and links in with Physics A level. Statistics 1 This involves the methods of data analysis and probability. A Level Further Maths If you study to A Level you will take the three units outlined above and two further pure units and one applied unit which could be Mechanics 2 or Statistics 2. Further Pure 2 This involves a range of pure maths topics such as Inequalities, Series, Complex Numbers, Differential Equations and Maclaurin and Taylor Series. Further Pure 3 This involves a range of pure maths topics such as Vectors, Hyperbolic Functions, Coordinate Systems, Matrix Algebra and Calculus. Mechanics 2 This involves a range of topics such as Projectiles, Calculus, Centres Of Mass, Work, Energy and Power, Collisions and Statics. Statistics 2 You will study a range of statistics topics such as Binomial and Poisson Distributions, Continuous Random Variables, Sampling and Hypothesis Testing.

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved at least grade A at GCSE Mathematics.


Each unit is assessed by a 90 minute exam and your final grade is based on the total mark.  There is no coursework.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years