# Further Mathematics at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

## Course description

Needed if you wish to study Mathematics at university. Very useful for Physics, Theoretical Chemistry, Engineering, and Theoretical Economics at university (especially if aiming for a 1st or 2.1 class of degree).

## Course content

**Course Content**

**Paper 1: Introduces topics such as Complex Numbers; Matrices; Polar Coordinates & Hyperbolic Functions. Whilst extending the work done in AS Maths on Algebra, Functions & Calculus.**

**Paper 2: You do 2 of Mechanics, Statistics & Discrete (equally weighted).**

**Mechanics: Extends the work in AS Maths to look at Dimensional Analysis; Collisions; Work, Energy & Power and Circular Motion.**

**Statistics: Extends the work in AS Maths to look at Discrete & Continuous Random Variables; The Poisson Distribution; Type I & II errors & Chi tests.**

**Year 2: The A level course comprises 3 papers.**

**Paper 1 is Pure Maths.**

**Paper 2 is Pure Maths.**

**Paper 3 is Applied Maths.**

**Paper 1 & 2: Expands the topics done in Year 1 Further Maths as well as introducing Differential Equations (1st & 2nd order) and Numerical Methods.**

**Paper 3: You continue the 2 Applied courses you studied in Year 1 Further Maths (equally weighted). Expanding the topics done in the Year 1 Further Applied courses and introducing
a new topic in each:**

**Mechanics: Centres of Mass & Moments.**

**Statistics: Exponential Distributions.**

## Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5, including an 8 at GCSE Mathematics.

Students must take A level Mathematics as well.

## Assessment

100% Exam

## Future opportunities

Any career in Science, Engineering or Economics. This qualification is also highly valued in non-Mathematical subjects as it marks out the person as having exceptional analytical skills.

## Further information

Course Leader:

Dr Duncan Curtis

**d.curtis@uckfield.college**

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.