Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Joyce Frankland Academy
The Further Mathematics course builds on the work done in the Mathematics studies. Again, it is possible to obtain qualifications at AS level and also at A2 level.
For AS, we study one module in Pure Mathematics (including induction, complex numbers and matrices) and we add two modules in Mechanics (impulses, energy and power, circular motion, projectiles, etc.).
For A2 we add another three modules. One of these will be in the domain of Pure Mathematics (group theory and further work on vectors and on differential equations). There will be a module on Statistics (Normal and Poisson distributions and hypothesis testing, etc.) and one on Decision Mathematics (critical path analysis, dynamic programming and game theory, etc.).
There are many linkages between the topics in Mathematics and in Further Mathematics and the studies in one help and clarify the studies in the other. By taking both the student obtains a really strong grounding in mathematics, highly valued at university level.
The advantages to students who want to go on to study engineering or the sciences or mathematics itself at tertiary level are obvious. But the mental training also pays off for students of Law, Economics, Business and a wide range of other disciplines. Qualifications in Further Mathematics say much about the student, and set him or her apart.
A least grade B at GCSE Maths and the minimum school entrance requirements.
At AS there is an external written examination in each of the three modules. At A2 level there are also external written examinations in each of the additional three modules.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joyce Frankland Academy directly.