# Mathematics and Further Mathematics A Level at Liskeard School and Community College

## Course description

A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics have been a real strength of Liskeard Sixth Form for many years now and the subjects continue to grow in popularity. Our experienced team of teachers will use your success at GCSE mathematics to develop and deepen your understanding of maths to a much higher level, allowing you to enjoy and appreciate the wonders of maths.

You will be set an aspirational target and together, we will work towards achieving this. Regular homework, assessments and tests will help keep you informed of your progress. You will be encouraged to use your private study time wisely and our team of teachers are always available to help if problems arise.

A particular strength of Liskeard Sixth Form is the ability to offer Further Mathematics as a separate timetabled subject. With many universities requesting as much mathematics as possible, we can offer this incredibly valuable extra A level to enhance the profile of your UCAS form whatever further study you are considering. However, Further Mathematics is not for the faint hearted!

## Course content

Mathematics is divided into Pure and Applied although the division is not a sharp one and the two branches are interdependent. Applied maths can be used to solve physical problems and covers topics such as decision making, statistics and mechanics. Pure maths is the study of relationships between abstract entities according to certain rules. It has various branches including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus.

The A levels components are as follows;
a) Mathematics - the AS course comprises of two pure modules and one applied module and the A2 comprises of a further two pure modules and one applied module.

b) Further Mathematics - this broadens and extends the work undertaken in normal maths. New concepts are introduced such as complex numbers that arise from attempts to solve equations that involve roots of negative numbers. First and second order differential equations are studied these have particular practical links to engineering. At AS level, the modules are Mechanics 1, Decision 2 and Further Pure 1. At A2, we cover Further Pure 2 and 3 and then usually Statistics 2 or Mechanics 2, depending on the nature of the group.

## Entry requirements

For the single Mathematics A level you will need at least a B grade. For Further Mathematics you will need an A or A* but we will consider individuals who get a B grade.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Liskeard School and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 February 2017