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Further Mathematics A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

Students with a strong interest in Mathematics who want to be able to explore the subject
in detail.

Any student considering a degree in Maths or a related subject.
Students who are able to think logically and make connections easily.
Students who are willing to work hard at an intensive but rewarding subject.

Course content

Students opting for Further Maths learn Maths in Year 12 and Further Maths in Year 13.
The course covers a wide range of Maths, building on skills from GCSE. Pure Maths develops the use of algebra, graphs, functions and trigonometry. Many new concepts are also explored including calculus, complex numbers and differential equations.

We also study modules in the applications of Maths to Statistics, Mechanics and Discrete Maths. The course aims to give students experience and confidence in a range of high level Maths. It is a double option (worth 2 A Levels) – so you must select it in both option blocks on your application.

Entry requirements

Grade 9 at GCSE Maths You must opt for Further Maths in both option blocks (see our page for single A Level option for Maths).

Assessment

Yeara 12 - exams are assessed internally
Students will be examined on the content covered during year 12.

Year 13 - exams are assessed externally
Paper 1 — 2hrs; 100 marks – Pure Maths only
Paper 2 — 2hrs; 100 marks – Pure Maths only
Paper 3 — 2hrs; 100 marks – Mechanics & Discrete Maths

Future opportunities

What types of skills do employers look for? Problem solving, analysis, data handling and communication skills, to name just a few. These transferable skills are useful in any job, and you can get all of them from studying Maths. Further Maths shows that you have a high level of knowledge about the subject and it is well regarded as preparation for degree courses in Science, Engineering and Economics. Some of the top universities expect (or prefer) you to have taken Further Maths to apply for places on Maths degrees or those with a high Maths content. Students with Maths degrees are highly respected, and Maths graduates go into careers in just about everything from accountancy to insurance, computing to telecoms and business support to law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twyford CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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