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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

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