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Further Mathematics OCR A Level at Cotham School

Course description

This course broadens the range of mathematical studies and provides greater depth. It is excellent preparation if you are interested in studying a degree with a high mathematical content or if you are simply wishing to further develop your capability in mathematics.

Course content

What will you learn?

You will develop skills in pure mathematics as well as statistics and mechanics.

Within the pure components, topics will include indices and surds, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphs, trigonometry, sequences and series, algebra, differentiation and integration, numerical methods, differential equations and vectors. 

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, group work and independent study. Consolidation through practice will be an important feature.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including a GCSE Grade 8 in mathematics. You must also choose A level mathematics in order to take this subject.


100% Examination

Future opportunities

Mathematics A level, with either AS level or A level Further Mathematics demonstrates a breadth of understanding that lends itself to further study. You will find yourself in an excellent position to study degree courses with a high mathematical content, such as engineering, mathematics, science, statistics and computing. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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