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Maths and Further Mathematics A-Level at The Nottingham Emmanuel School

Course description

This course is available to students with an aptitude for Maths and a desire to extend themselves in this area.

The course provides students with insights into many areas of Mathematics, some already familiar to them but others that will be entirely new. A bridge is formed between GCSE and university Mathematics with an occasional glimpse of the frontiers of current research. The material studied is suitable no matter what other subjects students study, but is particularly suited to those studying the Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Economics and Geography which all have a mathematical component. The analytical skills developed by the course complement those in History, Music, English Literature and languages.

Course content

Both years have a similar format; there are three units in each year, two pure (including algebra, calculus and Cartesian geometry) and one a choice of either statistics (averages and probability) or mechanics (the study of the motion of bodies and particles using Newton’s laws)

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of a Grade A in GCSE Maths to study FURTHER MATHS Students should have a minimum of a Grade B in GCSE Maths to study MATHS

Future opportunities

This may lead to any career which requires a high level of Maths understanding or any higher educational course which has a high Maths content, including any science, psychology, accountancy, economics, law and engineering amongst others.

Further information

Students who have an enquiring mind, those who are able to and enjoy puzzling things through will thrive on this course. Successful Mathematicians will be industrious and creative and will, generally, have at least a grade B at Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics. Students will be expected to have a secure grasp of the key aspects of algebra before starting the course. Those students who are thinking about studying Maths, Physics or Engineering at university should seriously consider taking Further Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Nottingham Emmanuel School directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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