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Further Mathematics A Level at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

Mathematics provides skills in demand across a wide range of careers. Employers value numeracy, clarity of thought and the capacity for logical argument that the study of Mathematics develops. It has always been the foundation of the physical sciences and it now plays a major role in the life sciences and in such disciplines as Economics, Computer Science and Psychology. Mathematics will open many doors in life after the Sixth Form.

Further Mathematics is an extension of the A-Level Mathematics course. Further modules in Core Maths, Statistics and Mechanics are studied, exploring wider themes and developing a broader, more in depth understanding and a more sophisticates solving ability. This course is recommended for those students who wish to study Mathematics in Higher Education.

Studying Mechanics shows students how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them, from cars in the street to satellites revolving around a planet. The technique of mathematical modelling, turning a complicated physical problem into a simpler one that can be analysed and solved, is clearly an important part of the study of Mechanics.

Many of the ideas that are met in the course form an almost essential introduction to important modern fields of study, such as cybernetics, robotics, biomechanics and sports science, as well as the more traditional areas of engineering and physics. The study of one or more of the Mechanics units will enable you to use the mathematical techniques which you learn in the Core units to help you to produce solutions to these problems.

Entry requirements

A* in Maths at Higher level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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