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Further Mathematics A Level at SEEVIC College

Course description

This course is taken in addition to Maths and specialises in introducing more abstract areas of mathematical investigation – it’s not for the faint of heart!

You will learn about √(-1), matrix theory, numerical approximations and differential equations – an advanced calculus topic.

In addition, you will expand your study of applied Maths into mechanics; learning how to model motion, projectile motion, vectors and collisions. 

Course content

Further Maths can only be taken alongside Single Maths. Overall students study six modules per year. In Year One you will study Core 1 and 2, Mechanics, Statistics 1 and 2, and Further Pure 1. In Year Two you will study Core 3, Core 4, Mechanics 2, Further Pure 2, Further Pure 3 and Decision 1. 

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at Grade C or above which must include GCSE English Language and an average point score of 5.0 calculated from all of your GCSE subjects.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade A or above in GCSE Maths.

Assessment

This course is assessed by examinations; you will sit a 90 minute examination in each unit.  

Financial information

Students will need to purchase a scientific calculator for approximately £7.

Future opportunities

If you plan to study Maths at degree level it will be advantageous to study this subject in addition to Maths (Single). It’s also particularly useful if you are interested in studying subjects like as Engineering or Actuarial Sciences at university.

Former student success

Many Further Maths students have gone on to study Mathematics at Russell Group Universities. The department has also sent students to study Maths at Cambridge consistently in recent years.

Further information

There is an annual enrichment trip to the University of London, where you may attend a lecture on Maths in Action. There are further opportunities for enrichment such as the Maths Challenge and Team Maths Challenge in which all students can compete. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

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