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AS/A2 Level: Mathematics (Further) at Beauchamp College

Course description

This course is right for you if you:

• Really enjoy your mathematics lessons and enjoy a challenge

• Regard mathematics as your best subject

• Are very good at mathematics, especially algebra

• Have spoken to your mathematics teacher and they recommend you for the course

• Have excellent skills of reasoning and logic

• Are the kind of student who learns about mathematics beyond the normal syllabus

• Are prepared for very fast paced lessons and to work outside the classroom

• Are possibly considering applying for a Mathematics degree at Oxford or Cambridge. Excellent preparation for STEP.

The course is not right for you if you:

• Are considering applying for medicine (some universities will not accept it as a double A level)

• Are simply looking to achieve your A Level Mathematics grade in one year instead of two.

Course content

Proof

Complex numbers

Matrices

Further algebra and functions

Further calculus

Further vectors

Polar coordinates

Hyperbolic functions

Differential equations

Numerical methods

Dimensional analysis

Momentum and collisions

Work, energy and power Circular motion

Centre of mass and moments

Discrete random variables

Poisson distribution

Continuous random variables

Chi - squared tests

Exponential distribution t - distributions

Confidence intervals 

Entry requirements

To be accepted for A Level Further Mathematics, students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 (or equivalent), plus grade 5 in English Language or Literature.  Grade 8 at GCSE Mathematics.

Students wishing to take Further Mathematics must take three other A Levels, one of which will be A Level Mathematics.

Assessment

There are three two hour examinations at the end of the course.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics

Paper 3: Mechanics and Statistics

Future opportunities

There is a shortage of British Mathematics graduates (www.moremathsgrads.org.uk) and A Level Further Mathematics is excellent preparation for studying mathematics at university. Further Mathematics is also a facilitating subject for university courses such as mathematics, statistics, science, computer science, engineering, accountancy and economics and is highly regarded by the elite, Russell Group universities. It is a useful stepping stone for other degrees, such as medicine, geography, psychology and sports science which all demand advanced mathematical skills.

Further information

This course comprises 2 A Levels, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

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: 02 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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