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Further Mathematics A Level at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

Course description

What does the course consist of?

All students will study a Core element of Pure Mathematics. The topics covered will include; Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices and Further Calculus. For both AS and A-Level there are two Option elements to the course where they will study either Further Pure Mathematics, Further Statistics, Further Mechanics or Decision Mathematics. For AS Paper 2 will be made up from 50% of the two Options taught. For A-Level the two Options will be examined separately in Papers 3 and 4. The two options we are currently teaching are Further Pure Mathematics and Further Statistics but this is subject to change in future years.

Further Pure Mathematics will look at Differential Equations, Coordinate Systems, Further Trigonometry Further Vectors and Numerical Methods. Further Statistics will look at more Statistical Distributions and Chi Squared Tests. Further Mechanics will look at Momentum and Impulse, Collisions and Centre of Mass. Decision Mathematics will look at Algorithms, Critical Path Analysis and Linear Programming.

 

Entry requirements

What entry requirements do I need?

Grade 8 GCSE and the general Sixth Form Entry Criteria and to pass Internal Maths Test at required standard.

Please click on the link below to view our Criteria:

http://www.csgrammar.com/prospectus7/2366.html

 

 

Assessment

How is this course assessed?

All students will study a Core element of Pure Mathematics. The topics covered will include; Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices and Further Calculus. For both AS and A-Level there are two Option elements to the course where they will study either Further Pure Mathematics, Further Statistics, Further Mechanics or Decision Mathematics. For AS Paper 2 will be made up from 50% of the two Options taught. For A-Level the two Options will be examined separately in Papers 3 and 4. The two options we are currently teaching are Further Pure Mathematics and Further Statistics but this is subject to change in future years.

Further Pure Mathematics will look at Differential Equations, Coordinate Systems, Further Trigonometry Further Vectors and Numerical Methods. Further Statistics will look at more Statistical Distributions and Chi Squared Tests. Further Mechanics will look at Momentum and Impulse, Collisions and Centre of Mass. Decision Mathematics will look at Algorithms, Critical Path Analysis and Linear Programming.

 

 

Future opportunities

What could this course lead me to?

Maths Degree Course, Medicine, Engineering, Science.

 

Further information

What other subjects does this course work well with?

An AS Level in Further Mathematics complements and even assists the study of many other courses at Advanced Level, particularly the Sciences, Economics and Geography.

Additional Information:

Pupils will have the opportunity to enter the UKMT Challenge and possibly the Team Challenge where you can compete against other schools either regionally or nationally.   Pupils will receive support for STEP, AEA, MAT and PAT which are normally part of the offer for Oxbridge and many other Russell Group Universities for Maths, Science and Engineering degrees.

Why should you study this subject?

“Maths is everywhere in the world we live in.  If you can study it at a high level you will have the essential skills you need for life!” (Curriculum Leader)

Why is this subject enjoyable to study?

“Studying Further Maths gives you the opportunity to understand more about the Maths rather than just learning how to do it.” (Sixth Form Student)

 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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