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Further Pure Mathematics AS/A level at Rosedale College

Course description

This course is for students who have a passion for Mathematics. The subject is very demanding but is potentially very satisfying, as well as being an extremely worthwhile qualification for any potential engineer, scientist or anyone thinking of reading Mathematics at university. This is an accreditation that is highly regarded by employers.

Course content

The course will explore and develop the following topics of interest: AS LEVEL FURTHER PURE MATHEMATICS Further Pure Mathematics 1 Further Pure Mathematics Options (Further Pure Mathematics 2 or Further, Statistics, Further Mechanics or Decision Mathematics) A LEVEL FURTHER PURE MATHEMATICS Further Pure Mathematics 1 Further Pure Mathematics 2 Further Pure Mathematics Option I (Further Pure Mathematics 3 or Further statistics. Further Mechanics or Decision Mathematics] Further Pure Mathematics Option 2 [One of Further, Pure Mathematics4, Further statistics 1, Further statistics2, Further Mechanics 1, Further 'Mechanics 2, Decision Mathematics 1 or decision Mathematics 2/ This specification emphasises the importance of a common core of Mathematics which broadens knowledge of Pure Mathematics. It works in tandem with Core Mathematics and therefore sound understanding of the topics contained therein is essential. Topics include complex numbers, Matrix algebra, co ordinate systems, Differentiation and Integration. It is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens your knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A level Mathematics. This is particularly for students who are genuinely interested in furthering your knowledge of the subject. By the end of the course you will have taken your mathematical aptitude to a higher level and developed further your logical, numerical and problem solving skills.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades at GCSE including GCSE Mathematics at grade 7 and a grade 5 in GCSE English. In order to study Further Pure Mathematics at A Level, students must also study A Level Mathematics.


AS LEVEL FURTHER PURE MATHEMATICS - Two written examinations A LEVEL FURTHER PURE MATHEMATICS -Two written examinations.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is currently the fastest growing of all subjects taught at A Level, which reflects the fact that greater knowledge of Mathematics often results in higher university admission chances. A Mathematics degree, to which it usually leads, is highly valued by employers due to the skills in analysis, problem-solving and, of course, numeracy, that it develops. Many graduates have chosen to use their mathematical skills in careers in the city of London, such as trading and risk analysis; in banking, insurance and other financial services; and in scientific research, IT and industry. However, this is not an exhaustive list as the transferable skills gained through study of Mathematics are, in general, of wide applicability in many career paths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years