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Further Mathematics A Level at Highfields School

Course description

Further Mathematics extends the understanding gained in A level Mathematics to higher levels, as well as exploring topics afresh. It is advantageous to students who are considering studying Mathematics at university. Also, students who study Physics and Engineering will benefit from studying mathematics at this level.

Course content

AS Course content
The course consists of two units of Further Pure Mathematics and one unit of Applied Mathematics which, in Year 12, is Mechanics 2. The Further Pure units include work on Complex numbers, Matrices, Proof and Series and a rich development of Calculus which will amaze the students.
A2 Course content
The A2 course consists of a further unit of Further Pure Mathematics and two units of Applied Mathematics which would be Mechanics 3, Mechanics 4 or Statistics 2. The Further Pure unit extends those topics taught in Year 12 as well as introducing Differential Equations, Polar Co-ordinates and Maclaurin and Taylor Series.


AS/A2 Assessment criteria
All units are assessed by an examination of 1 hour 30 minutes. There is no coursework element but regular assessments are used to monitor progress towards final grades.

Future opportunities

  • Finance
  • Computing
  • Medicine
  • Architecture
  • Statistical Research
  • Engineering

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 July 2016

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