# Further Mathematics AS/A level at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre

## Course description

AS level:

Unit 6667 - FP1 - Complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; coordinate systems; matrix Algebra; series and proof

Two units from:

Unit 6677 - M1 - Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments

Unit 6683 - S1 - Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the normal distribution.

Unit 6689 - D1 - Sorting algorithms; minimum spanning trees; route inspection; critical path analysis; linear programming; matching problems.

A2 level

Unit 6668 - FP2 - Inequalities; series; further Complex Numbers; first and second order differential equations; Maclaurin and Taylor series and polar coordinates.

Unit 6669 - FP3 - Hyperbolic functions; further coordinate systems; differentiation; integration; vectors and further Matrix Algebra.

One unit from:

Unit 6678 - M2 - Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; centres of mass; work and energy; collisions; statics of rigid bodies.

Unit 6684 - S2 - The Binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables; continuous distributions; samples; hypothesis testing.

Unit 6690 - D2 - Transportation problems; allocation problems; flows in networks; travelling salesman; game theory; dynamic programming.

## Assessment

Coursework:

There is no coursework element to this A level, however students will be expected to do regular exercises to practice the theories that are studied.

Examinations: 3 modules per year

3 x 90 minute Further Pure Units

3 x 90 minute Application Units from M1 & M2 or S1 & S2 or D1 & D2 Dependent on AS/A2 Mathematics.

## Future opportunities

• Mathematician
• Engineering
• Research Analysis
• Banking
• Architecture
• Robotics
• Bio-mechanics
• ICT
• Economics
• Accountancy
• Teaching
• Medicine
• Cybernetics
• Sports Science

## Further information

Skills:

• Recall, select and use mathematical facts in a variety of contexts
• Construct mathematical argument and proof
• Manipulate algebraic expressions
• Logical deduction
• Accurate use of calculator, formulae and statistical tables

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017