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Mathematics (Further) A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

The main areas of study are:

  • Further Pure Mathematics, including matrices and complex numbers.
  • Decision Mathematics, including critical path analysis.
  • Mechanics, including moments and variable acceleration.
  • Statistics, including discrete random variables and hypothesis testing.

Course content

The course consists of 6 modules.

Year 1
You will not study for any of your Further Mathematics modules in year 12. You will focus on completing all of your AS and A2 Level Mathematics Qualifications.

Year 2
You will study two Further Pure modules, two Decision Mathematics modules, one Statistics module and one Mechanics module.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Maths A or better
A Level Maths must be taken

Assessment

All modules are assessed through 90 minute examinations. Each module carries a weighting of 16.66% of your overall result. You will take all examinations in May/June of Year 13.

Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is a facilitating subject well regarded by the Russell Group of universities. Studying it will therefore open up a wide range of degree and career opportunities. At university, mathematics may be taken as a single subject or as part of a combination of subjects, e.g. Mathematics and Computer Science. Particular careers where studying A Level Further Mathematics will be beneficial include Actuary, Accountancy, Engineering, Computer Science, Operational Research, Industrial Technology, Medicine and Dentistry, The Ministries of Health & Defence, Astronomy, Insurance and Architecture. Recent A Level Mathematicians at Coopers have gone on to study Neurological Science at the University of Nottingham and Mathematics at the University of Surrey and Queen Mary, University of London.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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