# 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.

## Assessment

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.