Further Mathematics AS & A Level at NewVIc
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.
The course will focus on:
- Pure Mathematics (including higher levels of calculus)
- complex numbers and matrices
- Advanced Statistics and Mechanics
- Decision and Discrete Mathematics
- 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.
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.
The six units are assessed by examinations.
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.
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.