# Further Mathematics AS/A Level at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

## Course description

If you enjoy Mathematics you should consider studying both A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics. To study a course in AS Further Mathematics, you need to have at least a grade A in GCSE Mathematics and have an excellent knowledge of higher tier GCSE. To study Further Mathematics you must also study Mathematics as some of the course content is dependent on what you would study in the Mathematics A level. Like Mathematics, in Further Mathematics you study3 modules for the AS and 3 more for the A2 course (total 6 modules). In addition to the modules you study in GCE Mathematics you will have the opportunity to study some topics you met at GCSE in more depth and meet some new topics including Complex Numbers and Matrices. You will study Mechanics, Statistics and Decision mathematics as well as pure mathematics.

## Assessment

Written Paper: 3x1 hour 30 minutes (72marks) Weighting:33 1/3% of total AS marks/16 2/3% of total A Level marks Short answer questions and extended responses based on a mini case study. Each exam consists of approximately 9 compulsory, multi-part problem solving questions.

•Further Pure1 Exam

•Mechanics 1 Exam

•Decision 2 Exam

** A2:**

Written Paper: 3x1 hour 30 minutes Papers (72marks each) Weighting: 33 1/3% of total AS marks/16 2/3% of total A Level marks Each exam consists of approximately 9 compulsory, multi-part problem solving questions.

•Further Pure 2 Exam

•Further Pure 3 Exam

•Statistics 2 Exam

## Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is particularly useful for students who wish to follow careers in Mathematics or Engineering. Some of the top universities will require you to study Further Mathematics as a condition to a place on their course.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool Sixth Form College directly.