# Further Mathematics A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College

## Course description

Further Mathematics is a separate A Level to Mathematics and can only be chosen if the student also studies Mathematics A level. It should only be chosen by the most able A Level mathematicians.

Students must use mathematical modelling, problem solving, argument, language and proof across the content listed below.

## Course content

Year 12/13

- Pure Maths

- Proof

- Complex Numbers

- De Moivreâ€™s Theorem

- Matrices

- Further Algebra

- Further Functions

- Maclaurin series

- Further Calculus

- Further Vectors

- Polar Coordinates

- Hyperbolic functions

- Differential equations

-Trigonometry

- Numerical Methods

- Coordinate Geometry

Applied Maths

Mechanics

- Dimensional Analysis

- Momentum and Collisions

- Work, Energy and Power

- Circular Motion

- Centre of Mass

- Moments

Discrete

- Graph theory

- Networks

- Network flows

- Linear Programming

Critical Path Analysis

Game theory for zero sum games Binary operations and group theory Students need to have achieved at least a grade 7-9 at GCSE Mathematics to take A Level Further Mathematics. Students must also be taking A Level Mathematics.

## Assessment

The marks for the course are earned by sitting 3 linear exams of 2 hours duration at the end of year 13. Each examination has an equal weighting of 100 marks. Paper 1 is 100% Pure Maths, Paper 2 is 100% Pure Maths and Paper 3 is 50% Mechanics and 50% Decision Maths.

Calculators can be used on all 3 papers. These are additional exams to those sat for A Level Mathematics.

## Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is an ideal qualification for entry to higher education in many fields of study including: Mathematics itself, Science, Medicine and Veterinary Science, Engineering, Accountancy and Computer Science.

It is especially useful in applying to some of the more traditional universities.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.