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Further Maths (A level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

The Further Mathematics A Level must be taken in addition to the normal Mathematics A Level.

A-level Further Mathematics is a 2 year course comprising of Further Pure Mathematics and Applied content which will be 2 modules from Further Mechanics, Discrete Mathematics and Further Statistics (Modules to be confirmed).

Course content

No coursework. Calculators may be used in all exams. The course will be assessed by 4 exams covering Pure and Applied content. Each exam is 90 minutes long. All exams will be taken in May/June.

Further Pure Mathematics

Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices and Matrix algebra, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations, Coordinate systems, Further numerical methods, Inequalities, Groups, Number theory, Further sequences and series

Further Mechanics

Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs, Further kinematics, Further dynamics, Motion in a circle, Statics of rigid bodies, Elastic collisions in two dimensions

Discrete Mathematics

Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Critical path analysis, Linear programming, Transportation problems, Allocation (assignment) problems, Flows in networks, Dynamic programming, Game theory, Recurrence relations, Decision analysis

Further Statistics

Linear regression, Statistical distributions (discrete and continuous), Correlation, Hypothesis testing, Chi squared tests, Probability distributions

Entry requirements

General entry requirement:

Students should achieve GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics plus 3 further GCSE grades 9-4 (or grade C in non-reformed qualifications) AND meet the individual subject specific requirements.

Plus Maths Grade 7


The course content is assessed by four 2 hour exams in the Summer. Each one carries equal weighting towards your final result. There is no coursework

Future opportunities

A-Level Mathematics is undoubtedly one of the most valued and versatile qualifications available to students. A good grade in this subject is a clear indication of your ability to work hard, think logically and solve problems. Many of our students go on to study mathematics degrees at university, but maths is also particularly useful for students wishing to read Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences or Economics at University.

Further information

To discuss this course, please contact our Team leader of French, Mrs D Rogers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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