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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.


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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

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years