Further Maths AS/A2 Level at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form
The course is divided into four areas:
• Core maths – covering topics from GCSE Maths such as trigonometry,
algebra, geometry and a new area, calculus
• Statistics – covering topics from GCSE Maths such as probability,
averages, data sets and new areas such as probability distributions
and discrete random variables
• Decision maths – covering areas such as networks and shortest
• Mechanics - This is the study of the motion of objects such
as cars or trains and the effect of friction, forces and gravity
Year 1 (AS):
Students will study the same three units as single mathematicians.
In addition they will study Mechanics (M1),
Decision Maths (D2) and the Further Pure unit (FP1).
Year 2 (A2):
Six further units will be studied, comprising the same Core units
(C3 and C4) studied by single mathematicians. I
In addition students will study Statistics (S1 and S2),
Mechanics (M2) and the Further Pure unit (FP2).
General Sixth form inc. Maths GCSE Grade A*/A.
All units are externally assessed and count towards one third of
the final grade for the year.
All exams are 1.5 hours.
A wide area of opportunity is open to students with an A-level in
Mathematics. They can apply for degrees in areas such as Accounts,
Business, Computing, Engineering, Geography, Law, Management, any
Science course, Psychology, Technology, to name but a few.
All Mathematics qualifications at this level are much sought after
and highly valued by employers and universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.