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Further Mathematics A Level at Dame Alice Owen's School

Course description

Further Mathematics A Level consists of four exams, three of which are Further Pure and one will be either a Further Mechanics or a Further Statistics, students will need to choose the appropriate option, each of the four papers are 1 hour 30 minutes long. 

Entry requirements

8 or 9 grade in GCSE Maths.

Assessment

Examination Board - Edexcel

Further Mathematics A Level consists of four exams, three of which are Further Pure and one will be either a Further Mechanics or a Further Statistics, students will need to choose the appropriate option, each of the four papers are 1 hour 30 minutes long. 

In brief, the content of the papers are:

  • Pure Mathematics 1 and Pure Mathematics 2 (Two papers)

Proof; Algebra; Trigonometry; Co-ordinate geometry; Sequences and series; Differentiation; Integration; Exponentials and logarithms; Vectors.

  • Statistics and Mechanics:

Statistical sampling; Data presentation; Probability; Statistical Distribution;  Statistical Hypothesis testing;  Kinematics;  Forces and Newton’s laws;  Moments.

  • Further Pure Mathematics 1:

Proof; Complex numbers; Matrices;  Further Algebra and Functions;  Further Calculus;  Further Vectors.

  • Further Pure Mathematics 2:

Complex numbers; Further algebra and Functions; Further calculus;  Polar coordinates;  Hyperbolic functions;  Differential Equations.

  • Further Pure Mathematics 3:  

Further calculus;  Further differential equations;  Coordinate systems;  Further vectors;  Further numerical methods;  Inequalities.

  • EITHER:
    • Further Statistics 1: Linear regression;  Statistical distributions (discrete); Statistical distributions (continuous);  Correlation;  Hypothesis testing;  Chi-Squared tests
    • Further Mechanics 1:  Momentum and Impulse; Collisions; Centres of mass; Work and Energy; Elastic strings and springs.

We continue to offer this very intensive diet for our most able students who will enjoy the fast pace, the depth of study and the challenge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dame Alice Owen's School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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