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Further Mathematics AS at Bingley Grammar School

Course description

  • Are you addicted to mathematics, particularly solving problems using algebra?
  • Do you get immense satisfaction when you are able to use your mathematical skills to solve a problem, and want to be ahead of the competition when it comes to mathematical skills and knowledge?

Course content

You will study Further Pure Maths which builds on your knowledge of Pure Maths from the mathematics course, but also considers areas such as complex numbers, Matrices and Proof.

In addition, you will study either Decision Mathematics, which is one of the newest areas of maths looking at Networks and Flows as well as complex analysis and linear programming. Or alternatively, you will study Mechanics to a very high level, which includes Hooke’s Law and circular motion with further extended Pure Maths.

Entry requirements

A Grade 8 or above in Mathematics is required.



Awarding Body: Edexcel

The examination board is Edexcel for AS level Further Mathematics. AS level is assessed by two examinations at the end of Year 12.

Half the course is Further Pure Mathematics, with the other half comprising of either Decision Mathematics modules or Further Pure and Mechanics. You will be regularly assessed by your teacher with weekly homeworks using past paper questions throughout the course.

Financial information

Students are required to purchase a course book (approx £26.00) and a scientific calculator.

Future opportunities

Mathematics is highly rated by universities and is also a degree course with a very strong academic pedigree in its own right. It has a major input to many other further education courses including computing, physics and other scientific areas of study. Additionally, Further Mathematics would be highly beneficial if you want to study for a degree in Engineering, Finance, Business and many other science and technical related courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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