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Further Mathematics at Nicholas Chamberlaine School

Course description

AS Further Mathematics provides the opportunity to explore two further branches of mathematics that relate to different A level courses and employment areas. It is also enhanced preparation for those interested in taking Mathematics or a Maths related discipline to degree level.

 

Course content

AS Further Mathematics 8371 Further Pure Mathematics 1 (FP1) 6667 • Series • Complex numbers • Numerical solution of equations • Coordinate systems • Matrix algebra Mechanics 1 (M1) 6677 • Mathematical models in mechanics • Vectors in mechanics • Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line • Dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane • Statics of a particle • Moments Decision 1 (D1) 6689 • Algorithms • Algorithms on graphs • The route inspection problem • Critical path analysis • Linear programming • Matchings

Assessment

AS Further Mathematics Further Pure Mathematics 1 (FP1) 33.3% of AS (Exam) Mechanics 1 (M1) 33.3% of AS (Exam) Decision 1 (D1) 33.3% of AS (Exam) • All examination papers last 1 hour 30 minutes • All examination papers have 75 marks Calculators can be used for all unit examinations

Future opportunities

AS Further Mathematics provides the opportunity to explore two further branches of mathematics that relate to different A level courses and employment areas. It is also enhanced preparation for those interested in taking Mathematics or a Maths related discipline to degree level. The unit FP1 is an extension to the core skills developed in C1 and C2 in AS Mathematics. It introduces new areas such as complex numbers, matrices and mathematical proof by induction. The unit M1 deals with the action of forces on objects providing links to Physics, Sports Science and Engineering. The unit D1 involves understanding and applying algorithms to solve problems involving networks, systems and project planning. It is relevant to Business, Electronics and ICT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Chamberlaine School directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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