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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Ashlyns School

Course description

Students with a high aptitude and a genuine interest in Mathematics would benefit from the challenges and diversity of the course. It is strongly recommended for students considering studying Mathematics in higher education. We study topics such as decision maths (using mathematical modelling to solve real world problems). You will study the structure, use and efficiency of algorithms, the use of networks to represent real situations together with critical path analysis, linear programming and simulation.

These are all areas of Mathematics that are used in managing commercial and industrial concerns. You will extend your algebra skills and curve sketching beyond those acquired at Advanced Level GCE, together with new areas of Mathematics such as matrices, complex numbers and mathematical proof by induction.

We also develop further your understanding of pure mathematics. You will develop a repertoire of numerical techniques to apply to mathematical problems and learn to appreciate the limited accuracy of the techniques and ways to control errors. You will also learn to implement these numerical techniques on computers and develop awareness as to the potential difficulties.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade A in Mathematics, and also choosing A Level Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics A Level can be useful when following degree courses as wideranging as Economics, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy, Teaching, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Computing and Information and Communication Technology.

Further information

UK Senior Maths Challenge competition; study seminars with FMS.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 October 2016
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