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Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

We follow the AQA syllabus. The course contains six modules which are intended to give an overview of the different areas of Mathematics rather than specialising in one discipline.

Decision-Includes critical path analysis and Game Theory.

Mechanics-Includes Circular motion, Newton’s laws of Restitution and Mathematical modelling.

Statistics-Includes probability, correlation and regression, Mathematical modelling using a variety of distributions, Chi Squared and Hypothesis testing.

Pure Mathematics-includes further Calculus, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Differential equations and Polar Co-ordinates

Entry requirements

Further Mathematics is taken alongside A Level Mathematics, for an additional three hours of contact time per week.

Students should consider Further Mathematics if they have a real interest and natural flair for Mathematics. At GCSE you must have gained an A or A* grade in Mathematics.

In order to be successful students must be willing to openly discuss ideas and problems with staff and each other. In addition to this they must be prepared to read around the subject and check

through work, seeking further explanation if necessary.


All modules are equally weighted and assessed by an examination lasting 90 minutes.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is not a prerequisite for any University course. However, it is beneficial to students considering a Mathematics Degree or those who intend to study Engineering or certain Sciences.

For students considering maths at Oxford or Cambridge, it would be very unwise not to study Further Mathematics.

It is particularly valued by the more prestigious Universities and is almost expected for students wishing to study a Mathematics Degree there.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years