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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College

Course description

Further Mathematics is the only subject which offers additional study beyond the Core learning from the standard A Level. Due to the restrictive nature of the A Level content, Further Mathematics provides the opportunity to explore applied mathematical content in more details giving a far greater grounding of the key mathematical skills used in a variety of different subjects. Successful Further Mathematicians are highly sought after and often hold prestigious jobs within the banking industry.

Course content

PAPER 1 AND 2
What’s assessed?

May assess content from the following sections:

  • Proof
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Further Calculus
  • Further Vectors
  • Polar coordination
  • Hyperbolic functions
  • Differential equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate geometry

PAPER 3
What’s assessed?

One question paper answer booklet on Discrete and one question paper answer booklet on Statistics

OR

One question paper answer booklet on Statistics and one question paper answer booklet on Mechanics

OR

One question paper answer booklet on Mechanics and one question paper answer booklet on Discrete

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is that a student must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C grades. Students usually have a grade A in GCSE Maths. All students will also be required to attend a summer school.

Assessment

Each of the three papers is assessed in the following way:

  • Written exam lasting 2 hours
  • 100 marks
  • 33 1/3 % of A Level

There is a mix of questions, from short, single mark questions to multistep problems.

Future opportunities

A student studying Further Mathematics would be able to take on many roles, in particular Teaching, Actuarial work, Engineering, work in the financial sector in addition to computer programming. This course is suitable for any student who may wish to study a degree with an element of Mathematics. These include Mathematics, MORSE, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science amongst others

Further information

www.mei.org.uk

www.aqa.org.uk

andrew.maytum@@cardinalnewman.coventry.sch.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016
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