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Further Mathematics at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

Course description

Students study four modules over two years, two each year. The course encourages learners to improve their understanding of Mathematics, its processes and applications, whilst promoting greater confidence and enjoyment in the subject. No coursework is required in any of the modules.

In Year 12 students take one module in Pure Mathematics and one application module in Statistics and Mechanics. Pure Mathematics develops Algebra, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry and introduces students to new ideas in topics such as Calculus.  In Statistics data is processed and analysed and used to predict probable outcomes. In Mechanics students model and analyse physical situations and apply Mathematical processes to predict outcomes.

After June in Year 12 students start their A2 course which continues into Year 13 by studying the second year of Pure Mathematics and the second year of Statistics and Mechanics.. The Pure module continues with more Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus whilst the Statistics modules introduce the Normal Distribution and Hypothesis testing. In Mechanics, students will study more about Forces, Projectiles and Kinematics

Course content

In addition to the four modules studied in the single subject students take another four modules over two years and can gain a second A-Level in Mathematics, called Further Mathematics. The Further Mathematics modules are called Core Pure Mathematics1&2. These include topics such as Vectors, Complex numbers and advanced Calculus and extend the students from the work they have studied in their Mathematics A-Level. Further Mathematics students also study two application modules and have a choice of two modules from Further Pure Mathematics 1&2, Further Mechanics 1&2, Further Statistics 1&2 and Decision Mathematics 1&2. We are likely to be choosing the Further Mechanics 1&2 options in this school.

Entry requirements for this A Level is a grade 8 or 9 at GCSE Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Students may access this course if they have achieved a grade 7 or higher in GCSE Mathematics

Assessment

Assessment:

 

Each of the modules is assessed by one written paper. Successful completion of the first two modules leads to an AS Level in Mathematics and four modules to an A Level Mathematics.

Examination: Edexcel A Level Mathematics

 

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: 08 December 2017
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs Francesca Jennings
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01634844008
    • Email address:
    • jenningsf@sjwms.co.uk

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