A Level Mathematics Further at Meadowhead
Course description
A Level Mathematics Further
Course content
Students can only choose Further Mathematics in addition to the single Mathematics ALevel, although it is assessed separately as an ALevel in its own right.
In Further Maths, the course will consist of 50% Further Pure Mathematics, which is mandatory content, and two additional units worth 25% each. We currently offer Statistics and Decision Mathematics as the two additional units, although this is subject to change at the schoolâ€™s discretion.
Further Pure Mathematics
Students develop an understanding of the rigour and technical accuracy needed for more advanced study of mathematics, and look at advanced areas such as matrices, complex numbers and differential equations.
Topics:
Proof
Matrices
Complex Numbers
Polynomial Roots and Maclaurin Series
Further Calculus
Volumes of Revolution
Vectors
in 3D
Polar Coordinates
Hyperbolic Functions
Differential Equations
Further Statistics
Students develop a wider range of statistical tools and models which can be applied to practical scenarios, and develop the ability to select and evaluate appropriate hypothesis tests.
Topics:

Discrete Probability Distributions

Poisson and Binomial Distributions

Geometric and Negative Binomial Distributions

Hypothesis Testing

Central Limit Theorem

Chi Squared Tests

Probability Generating Functions
Decision Mathematics
Students gain experience of modelling and of the use of algorithms in a variety of situations.
Topics:

Algorithms

Graph Theory

Minimum Connectors and Shortest Paths

Critical Path Analysis

Linear Programming
Entry requirements
Normal entry requirements with GCSE Mathematics at Grade 7 or above.
A good understanding of all GCSE Algebra topics is expected.
Future opportunities
Progression
Further Mathematics is ideal for students who are planning to go on and do a degree in Mathematics at University.
Further information
Where can I find out more?
Talk to your Mathematics teacher or Mr Ludlam about what ALevel Further Mathematics entails to get more details and to find out if it will be suitable for you.
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.