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Further Mathematics AS Level at Burford School and Community College

Course description

Further Mathematics is particularly appropriate for those considering higher education in the field of Mathematics, Physics or Engineering. For students who do not wish to take a full Further Mathematics ‘A’ Level we offer AS Further Mathematics as a fourth subject in Year 12.

There will be the opportunity for students who do well in the AS Level exam to continue studying Further Mathematics into Year 13, if they wish, and hence achieve a full A Level in the subject.

Course content

You will study all that is in the ‘A’ Level Mathematics course plus:
Unit
 
Core Pure Mathematics
Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors.
Exam, duration 1 hour 40
minutes. The exams are taken in the May/June of Y12.
 
Further Mechanics 1
Momentum and impulse, Elastic collisions in one dimension, Work, energy and power.
Decision Mathematics 1
Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Algorithms on graphs 2, Critical path
analysis, Linear programming
Exam, duration 1 hour 40 minutes. The exams are taken in the
May/June of Y12.

Entry requirements

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

As with Mathematics, there will be worked examples and theory in lessons, followed by weekly assessments and practice exam questions to complete. Students will be required to do a lot more work outside of lessons, as there are fewer timetabled lessons for the additional modules.
 
A calculator which can compute summary statistics and probabilities from statistical distributions will be essential. The Department runs a drop in class after school once a week for students to get help with their work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burford School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017