Further Mathematics A-Level at St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School
This Modular syllabus can lead to an A Level or an AS level in Mathematics. Six modules result in an A Level; three modules result in an AS level. Further Mathematics requires three additional modules for AS-level or six more modules for A Level. Three modules will be studied in each of years 12 and 13. The extra modules required for Further Mathematics A or AS level may not be fully timetabled during Years 12 and 13 and may require independent work from students for some topics. A Level students will study two Pure Mathematics and one Mechanics or one Statistics module in Year 12. They will then study a further two Pure Mathematics modules and one Mechanics or Statistics module in Year 13. A knowledge of the topics studied at the highest level of GCSE is assumed, and this work is broadly developed. Pure Mathematics includes trigonometry, further algebra, functions, coordinate geometry and numerical methods. Calculus and its applications are introduced. The statistics modules cover many of the techniques needed for processing the sort of data collected in Biology, Geography, Business Studies, etc. A fairly practical approach to the subject is used. Mechanics deals with the effects of forces on stationary and moving objects. Topics studied include Vectors, Kinematics, Statics, Dynamics and Moments. The Further Mathematics modules cover each of these areas in greater depth and introduce new topics such as complex numbers, matrices and hyperbolic functions. A Decision Mathematics module, which covers topics such as Linear Programming, may also be studied.
General entry requirements to the Sixth Form are a minimum of three Grade Bs and two Grade Cs at GCSE. Students must obtain at least Grade B at GCSE in the subjects to be studied at A/S level. To study Mathematics, students must obtain an A Grade or above at GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School directly.