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Further Mathematics AS and A Level at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

Mathematics is very valuable as a supporting subject to many courses at Advanced GCE and degree level, especially in the Sciences and Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Engineering and Medical courses.  It is also strongly recommended for degree courses in Economics, Architecture, Accounting and ICT.

Course content

The Further Mathematics course deals with more complex mathematical ideas such as complex numbers, matrices, differential equations and polar coordinates.

The modules are divided across Year 12 and Year 13 in the following way:
Core 1, Core 2, Statistics 1, Further Pure 1, Core 3, Mechanics 1 and Decision 1 are examined in Year 12. Core 4, Further Pure 2, Further Pure 3 and two of Mechanics 2 / Decision 2 / Statistics 2 /Mechanics 3 are examined in Year 13.

Three further application units from Decision 2, Statistics 2, Statistics 3, Mechanics 3 or Mechanics 4 not already taken can be used to gain an additional AS qualification in Additional Further Mathematics. Application modules are moved around between the Mathematics and Further Mathematics qualifications to ensure highest grades possible.

Entry requirements

A* or A at GCSE in mathematics and teacher recommendation.


The modules of the course are assessed purely by written examinations. Each module is equally weighted, with each exam lasting 1hr 30mins. Core 1 is a non- calculator paper.

Core Mathematics 1, Core Mathematics 2, Core Mathematics 3, Decision 1, Mechanics 1, Statistics 1 and Further Pure 1 are assessed in Year 12.

Core Mathematics 4, Further Pure 2, Further Pure 3 and two application modules of the students choosing are assessed in Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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