Further Mathematics A Level at Wallingford School
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.
The course is divided into three areas which include studying the topics listed:
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.
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.