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Further Mathematics A Level at Darrick Wood School

Course description

Further Mathematics is offered to our most able Mathematicians. The course allows students to study in greater depth many of the areas covered by the A level Mathematics syllabus, and is tailored to their requirements. There will be a wide combination of topics modules available to accommodate students’ strengths in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics.

Course content

The linear course will allow students to study in greater depth a wider range of Pure Mathematics. They will also be able to choose two elements from Discrete Mathematics, Mechanics or Statistics to pursue further. The Pure Mathematics topics will include; Proof, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Polar Coordinates, Further Calculus, Vectors and Hyperbolic Functions. There will be a wide array of topics to study in the Applied elements of the course.

Entry requirements

At least a Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language


At the end of Year 13 there will be three two hour papers for the students to complete. Papers 1 and 2 will cover the compulsory Pure elements of the syllabus. Paper 3 will assess the optional elements of Discrete, Statistics or Mechanics which the students will have studied over the two years.

Future opportunities

This course is recommended for students who are considering studying Mathematics at university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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      By Rail: Orpington Railway Station is approximately 7 minutes by taxi.

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