Mathematics & Further Mathematics Edexcel AS and A level at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich
- Year 12: Consists of studying 3 modules over 1 year.
- Year 13: Consists of studying 6 modules over 2 years.
- Consists of an additional 3 modules making a total of 9 over 2 years.
- Consists of studying an additional 3 modules making a total of 12
Topics studied within AS/A2 and Further Mathematics:
- In Core Mathematics students will extend their knowledge of GCSE topics such as Algebra and Trigonometry as well as learning new topics such as Calculus.
- 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.
Year 12 Content
Year 12 Mathematics:
- Unit 1: Core 1
- Unit 2: Core 2
- Unit 3: Optional Unit
Further Mathematics is only for students who have achieved an A* at GCSE.
Year 12 Further Mathematics:
- Unit 1: Core 1
- Unit 2: Core 2
- Unit 3: Further Pure 1
- Unit 4 – 6: Optional Units
If students intend studying AS Physics in Year 12 they should choose Mechanics 1.
Year 13 Content
Those students who pass the AS course (with an A - D grade at AS Level) will study A2 Mathematics:
Year 13 Mathematics:
- Unit 4: Core 3
- Unit 5: Core 4
- Unit 6: Optional Unit
Year 13 Further Mathematics:
- Unit 7: Core 3
- Unit 8: Core 4
- Unit 9: Further Pure 2
- Units 10-12: Optional Units
- Statistics 1,2,3,4
- Mechanics 1,2,3,4,5
- Decision 1,2
- Students require a grade B or above in Mathematics GCSE, to take Mathematics AS Level.
- Students with a B in GCSE Mathematics will need to pass an Algebra test in order to take the AS qualification.
- There will be an opportunity to sit the Algebra test on the taster day (July) and another one on induction day (September).
- Students who achieve an A or above in GCSE Mathematics will not need to sit the Algebra test.
- An A* grade is required to take Further Mathematics.
- Successful completion of AS Mathematics / Further Mathematics with a grade D or above is necessary to carry on to Year 13 Mathematics / Further Mathematics.
- 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.
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 Girls' Academy East Dulwich directly.