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Further Mathematics A Level at St Michael's Church of England High School

Course description

If you enjoy Maths, and want to study it in more depth or breadth than A-level Maths allows, you should definitely consider Further Maths. Maths is a particularly wide and diverse subject and so it is not possible to do it full justice in just one A-level.

Course content

You will study a range of topics including Pure Maths: Complex Numbers, Roots and Coefficients of a Quadratic Equation, Numerical Methods, Matrices, Series and Limits, Polar Coordinates, Differential Equations, Statistics: Random Variables, Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Mechanics: Forces, Momentum, Projectiles, Moments and Centres of Mass, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Decision Maths: Critical Path Analysis, Allocation, Dynamic Programming, Network Flows, and Game Theory.

Entry requirements

Grade A in GCSE Maths is required to study Further Maths at A-level. Further Maths must be taken alongside A-level Maths.

Assessment

AS:
Examination – Further Pure 1 AS (33.3%) 1.5 hours
Examination – Mechanics 1 AS (33.3%) 1.5 hours
Examination – Statistics 2 AS (33.3%) 1.5 hours

A2: 
Examination – Further Pure 3 A Level (33.3%) 2 hours
Examination – Mechanics 2 A Level (33.3%) 2 hours
Examination – Decision Maths 2 A Level (33.3%) 2 hours

Assessment is via external examination following the AQA specification.

Future opportunities

Further Maths is highly prized by universities and employers in whatever area you study. However, it is essential to take Further Maths to at least AS level if you wish to study Maths, Physics or Engineering at some top universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

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