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Further Mathematics A Level at Trinity School

Course description

Further mathematics is an overwhelmingly enjoyable, rewarding and stimulating course. For those that enjoy mathematics, it provides a chance to explore new, challenging and sophisticated mathematical concepts. It makes the transition from 6th form to mathematically rich courses at university easier and those that choose the subject commonly say it is their favourite subject.

Course content

The ‘new’ A-level further mathematics course comprises of four units. These units are made up by studying two compulsory ‘further pure’ units, which cover content similar to that of the old course, and then by two option units that can be chosen from the four branches of further mathematics: Further Pure; Further Statistics; Further Mechanics and Decision Mathematics.

Each unit will be assessed, in the students’ final year of study, and this will be done in each case by a 100% written external examinations which are all 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. Each of these will combine an equal share to make 25% of the students’ final grade.

Unit 1: Further Pure Mathematics 1 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
Unit 1: Further Pure Mathematics 2 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade

Optional Units (2 Choices)

Further Pure Mathematics 3 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
Further Statistics 1 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
*Further Statistics 2 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
Further Mechanics 1 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
*Further Mechanics 2 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
Decision Mathematics 1 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade
*Decision Mathematics 2 Written examination: 1 hours 30 mins 25% of total grade

Future opportunities

Studying further mathematics at A-level is a life-changing qualification. It opens doors to careers only limited to the mathematical elite; these include Computer Programming, Scientific Research, Trading and Insurance. The course enhances students’ ability in all mathematically rich subjects. Traditionally students that choose to study further mathematics, achieve extremely high levels of success in all their A-levels and go on to attend the top universities in the country.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 September 2017

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