# MATHEMATICS (FURTHER) at Boston Spa Academy

## Course description

A Level Further Mathematics offers students an opportunity to deepen their mathematical knowledge. Further Mathematics will explore different topics, which are introduced in A Level Mathematics. The common question we will ask is “what if” when discussing areas of mathematics.

## Course content

**Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 **

**Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 **

Proof, complex numbers, matrices, further algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, differential equations.

The following two examinations are subject to change depending on the strengths of the group:

**Paper 3: Further Statistics 1**

Discrete probability distributions, poisson and binomial distributions,geometric and negative binomial distributions, hypothesis testing, central limit theorem, chi squared tests, probability generating functions, quality of tests.

**Paper 4: Decision Mathematics **

Algorithms, critical path analysis, networks, linear programming.

## Entry requirements

Achieve 5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher).

Achieve grade 7 or higher in GCSE Maths.

## Assessment

**Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 Written Exam - 1 hour 30 mins** 25% of A Level

**Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 Written Exam - 1 hour 30 mins** 25% of A Level

**Paper 3: Further Statistics 1 Written Exam - 1 hour 30 mins** 25% of A Level

**Paper 4: Decision Mathematics Written Exam - 1 hour 30 mins** 25% of A Level

## Future opportunities

Students who study Further Mathematics are able to demonstrate their problem-solving skills to future universities and employers. Further Mathematics develops logical thinking skills and enables students to break down complex problems. Further Mathematics gives the skills required for degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Economics and Computer Science

## Further information

For further information, contact the Sixth Form on 01937 846612

## How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.