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FURTHER MATHEMATICS delivered at St Thomas Aquinas at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Course description

AIM OF THE COURSE

AS level Further Mathematics is designed to be learnt alongside AS level Mathematics in year 12. It provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. It enables students to distinguish themselves as able mathematicians in the university and employment market and makes the transition to a mathematics-rich university course easier.

Course content

YEAR 12 SUMMARY

In Year 12 students will need to complete three units of work. The three units taken in Year 12 will be:

Further Pure 1                    June exam                      1hr 30 mins

This module extends the study of Core Maths and introduces matrices and complex numbers.

Statistics 2                          June exam                      1hr 30 mins

This module extends the Statistics 1 module by beginning to look at approximating distributions and the use of the Poisson distribution.

Mechanics 1                       June exam                      1hr 30 mins

The final unit of the Year 12 course will be Mechanics 1 which covers areas of applied mathematics relating directly to real world problems.

YEAR 13 SUMMARY

If students are successful and wish to continue with the Year 12 course in Year 13 they will need to complete 3 further units which currently are:

Further Pure 2                    June exam                       1hr 30 mins

This module extends Further Pure 1 by studying complex numbers in further detail and topics such as polar coordinates.

Statistics 3                         June exam                        1hr 30 mins

This module extends the Statistics 2 module and incorporates integration and differentiation.

Decision 2                          June exam                        1hr 30 mins

The final unit of the Year 13 course will be Decision Mathematics 2 which covers areas of applied mathematics relating directly to real world problems.

Entry requirements

You should have achieved an Average Point Score across all your GCSE subjects of 40+ and a grade 6 in Maths

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is required by a wide range of students, from those intending to read the subject at university to those needing particular techniques to support other subjects or their chosen careers. Mathematics is an integral part of careers in Communications Engineering and Transmissions, Accountancy, the Robotics Industry, Physics, Satellite Technology, Cartography, Computing and Programming.

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.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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  • Start date: Next September

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