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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Further Mathematics is designed to enable you to study a wide range of options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision mathematics. You will develop methods that will help you solve problems across a wide range of contexts, including Engineering, Computer Science and Economics.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Pure Mathematics (including higher levels of calculus)
  • complex numbers and matrices
  • Advanced Statistics and Mechanics
  • Decision and Discrete Mathematics
On the course you will:
  • explore and investigate mathematical theorems and ideas in more detail

Please note: This is a challenging A-level which you are strongly advised to research well before choosing as one of your subject options. You need to be passionate about Mathematics and you must have strong algebraic skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have averaged grade B in the majority of your GCSEs, including grades 7-9 in Mathematics. You must also be taking A-level Mathematics.

Assessment

The six units are assessed by examinations.

Future opportunities

AS/A-level Further Mathematics fits well with almost any combination of subjects and offers progression opportunities to a range of degrees or careers. If you are considering a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science at a highly competitive university, you are strongly advised to study Further Mathematics to at least AS-level. Please note that Further Mathematics is not suitable for students intending to study medicine at university.

AS-level Further Mathematics is becoming an increasingly recommended fourth subject at Russell Group universities. AS/A-level Statistics is of great value too as an alternative to AS Further Mathematics, if you are interested in an Economics-related or Biomedical degree.

Further information

You can opt to study AS-level Further Mathematics in your second year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.