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Further Mathematics AS and A Level at Whitmore High School

Course description

This course is designed for you if you’re enthusiastic about mathematics and have a natural flair for this subject. It differs from a standard A level in that you’ll study twice as much maths and cover mathematics in greater depth.

At the end of two years you’ll have gained an A level in Mathematics and another full A level in Further Mathematics.


Course content

In year 12 Further Maths students study the A level Mathematics course.

During year 13 students will study topics chosen from the following:

Pure Mathematics; Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further Vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations.

Mechanics; Momentum and Impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs, Further Kinematics, Further dynamics, Motion in a circle, Statics of rigid bodies and Elastic collisions in two dimensions.

Statistics; Linear regression, Statistical distributions, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing, Chi Squared tests, Combination of Random Variables, Estimation, Confidence intervals and tests using a Normal Distribution, Probability generating Functions and Quality of tests and Estimators.


How will I be assessed?

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Further Maths A level is assessed by four 1½ hour written examinations at the end of the course.

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Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is essential if you are planning to study Mathematics and recommended for studying Physics or Engineering at university. It is also relevant for studying Economics or Computing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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