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Further Maths at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

  • Students should select this course if they are exceptionally gifted in Mathematics.
  • A benefit of choosing this course would be to compliment other courses like Physics.
  • A Level Further Maths extends on the knowledge from A Level Maths as well as introducing new concepts.

Course content

What will I learn at A Level?

This 2 year course will cover all aspects of A Level Further Mathematics required for the new specification. It will be split into two years of teaching with external assessments at the end of Year 2.

Pure: These modules extend the work of A Level Maths and provide you with an advanced knowledge of Pure Maths such as further calculus, matrices, complex numbers, proof and numerical methods
 

Applied – 2 from Discrete, Further Mechanics and Further Statistics. These modules will follow on from the topics covered in A Level Maths, but in much more advanced detail.

Entry requirements

Students need to have an exceptional understanding of higher GCSE Maths to be able to access the course.

Assessment

How will I be assessed at A Level?

  • 100% Exams:
  • Paper 1 – Further Pure
  • Paper 2 – Further Pure
  • Paper 3 – A choice of 2 from Discrete, Further Mechanics and Further Stats.
  • Each exam is 33.3% of A Level Further Maths.
  • Each exam is 2 hours long.

 

Future opportunities

Engineering, Graphics, IT, Finance or Medicine are just a few of the examples of careers in that you could follow having completed a Maths A’ Level.

This is the ideal choice for students who wish to study Mathematics or Physics at University.

Universities have recently been quoted in the press saying that too few students are studying Maths at A’ level, (BBC, July 2013.) Studying Maths at A’ level will make you stand out compared to others in the future.

Further information

What skills will I develop?

A Level Further Maths is for gifted students in Maths.  They will need to commit time to studying independently, however will also need to be able to identify when additional help is required.

Successful students will finish the course with excellent independence, organisation and resilience, as well as strong mathematical reasoning.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 30

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