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Mathematics Further AS level at Kings Langley School

Course description

Further Mathematics is very demanding, building on the skills and knowledge acquired from A level Mathematics. It is studied in conjunction with A level Mathematics and should only be considered by those students who have achieved an A* or a good A grade at GCSE. Students must feel secure and confident with the algebraic skills learnt at GCSE as Further Mathematics is only accessible to strong and committed candidates and you must be able to study independently.

Course content

The AS Further Mathematics course consists of the following 3 units (which must be studied as well as the 3 units for AS Mathematics).

Unit 6667 (Further Mathematics 1). Series; complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; Coordinate systems, matrix algebra, proof.

Unit 6689 (Decision Mathematics 1). Algorithms; algorithms on graphs; the route inspection problem; critical path analysis; linear programming; matchings.

Unit 6684 (Statistics 2). The Binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables; continuous distributions; samples; hypothesis tests.

Entry requirements

Grade A* at GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

Edexcel

Each unit is assessed by a 1 hour 30 minute examination.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics A level is a prestigious qualification, which will set you apart from other students when applying for Mathematics or related courses at University. Good candidates for Science, particularly Physics, Engineering or Computer Sciences degrees would also find this course very beneficial.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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