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Further Mathematics A Level at Wallingford School

Course description

If you would like a real mathematical challenge and, in the process, want to explore and understand the underlying concepts of much of everyday life then Further Mathematics could be a great opportunity to study at a much higher level than you have previously experienced. In Further Mathematics, the rate and difficulty of the work means everyone can expect to be challenged. Consequently, only those with a confident grasp of mathematics and the highest grades could be expected to be successful. We recommend
that you are predicted a Grade 9 at GCSE. You also need to study the Mathematics A level.

Course content

The course is divided into three areas which include studying the topics listed:

Further Mathematics
Core Pure Mathematics: Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra
and functions, Further calculus and Further Vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations.

Further Pure Mathematics 2; Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations
Further Mechanics 1: Momentum and impulse, Work energy and power and Elastic collisions in one dimension
Decision Mathematics 1: Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Critical Path Analysis and Linear Programming.

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.


Four exams, each 1 hour and 30 minutes, all equal weighting
Paper 1 Core Pure Mathematics 1
Paper 2 Core Pure Mathematics 2
Paper 3 Further Mechanics 1
Paper 4 Decision 1

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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