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Further Mathematics AS Level at Gordano School

Course description

What did Isaac Newton do for us? How about Euler? Or Liebnitz? Further Mathematics takes you beyond the scope of Single Maths and is a separate A-Level in its own right. All Further Maths students also gain their Single Maths A-Level. For
students who enjoy mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and more sophisticated mathematical concepts.

Even though the course is challenging, we make sure that the level of difficulty is built up in manageable way. Further Pure Mathematics will be studied by all students and will introduces new topics such as Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions and Differential equations.

One or two of the following areas will also be studied depending on whether AS or A2 Further Maths is chosen: Further Statistics, Further Mechanics or Decision Mathematics. Students who have studied Further Mathematics find the transition to
degrees with high mathematical content far more straightforward than other students.

Course content

In addition to Single Maths you take Further Pure Mathematics 1 & 2 plus two of the following four options: Further Pure, Further Statistics, Further Mechanics or Decision Maths.

Entry requirements

You must be studying A Level Maths alongside. The mechanics content will support the study of Physics or Engineering. The statistics content will support the study of areas like Psychology, Geography and Biology.

Future opportunities

Any student planning to take a mathematics -rich degree (this covers a very wide range of academic areas - Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/Economics, etc., as well as Mathematics itself) will benefit enormously from taking Further Mathematics, at least to AS level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gordano School directly.

Last updated date: 23 January 2017

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