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Further Mathematics A level at Harris Academy Merton

Course description

Further Mathematics can only be studied alongside Mathematics

Course content

Further Pure 1

Further Pure 2

and 4 optional units from:

  • Statistics 1,2,3,4
  • Mechanics 1,2,3,4,5
  • Decision 1,2

If students intend studying AS Physics in Year 12 they should choose Mechanics 1

In Mechanics students will learn how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them.

In Statistics students will learn a range of methods aimed at sampling, representing and interpreting sets of data.  Students will also study Probability and Hypothesis Testing.

In Decision Mathematics students will learn how to solve a range of problems involving networks.  A range of Algorithms will enable such problems to be solved.

Entry requirements

Standard Sixth Form Entry Requirements:

  • To study 4 A levels: must have average GCSE points score of 52+
  • To study 3 A levels: must have 7 A* - C grades in full course GCSE subjects
  • To study 3 A levels/vocational combination: must have 5 A* - C/9 - 4 grades at GCSE or Merit or above in Vocational subjects
  • To study vocational level 3 subjects: 5 A* - C/9 - 4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a merit/C/4 grade in a relevant vocational qualification or GCSE
  • Extended writing A level subject students will need a combination of at least grades 4 and 5 in English Language and English Literature

Subject specific requirements:

Further Mathematics is only for students who have achieved an A* at GCSE


All of the units are examined by 1 hour 30 minute examination papers during the Summer Examination period.

Throughout the academic year students are formally assessed 6 times.  These ALIS Assessment Tasks will be based on mock and actual examination questions.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics is a much sought after and highly respected qualification, which can open doors to a wide range of Higher Education courses and rewarding careers.  Higher Education courses that require A Level Mathematics include Economics, Teaching, Medicine, Psychology, Architecture, Science and Accountancy.

For those students wishing to pursue degree course in Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics may be a requirement. Those interested in Engineering, will also find this a suitable course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Merton directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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