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Further Mathematics A Level at Caroline Chisholm School

Course description

Students are introduced to advanced mathematical skills, focusing on some high level abstract and theoretical mathematics including matrices, and complex and imaginary numbers. Students also sit an Applied module which will cover Statistics and Mechanics. Topics covered within this module include investigating statistical analysis, building on GCSE work such as averages and scatter diagrams, and extending this to normal and binomial distributions, as well as higher level regression and correlation
calculations. Mechanics will cover vectors and forces and will investigate kinematics with variable acceleration. This will extend to impulse and momentum problems including projectiles.
Students continue to advance their further mathematical skills, and are now exposed to hyperbolic functions and De Moivre’s theorem, as well as developing complex numbers into Argand diagrams. They will also continue to work on their applied modules. In Statistics they will explore large data sets and how to clean data as well as learning about how hypothesis testing can be used for calculating
correlation coefficients. In Mechanics circular motion and dynamics for motion in a plane will be explored.


Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics: Grade 7 or above is required
A‐Level Mathematics MUST be studied alongside Further Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics will undoubtedly strengthen an application to study Mathematics and the pure sciences at University.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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