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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Biddenham Upper School and Sports College

Course description

This course is designed for students who are very interested in Mathematics and want to be able to think through higher level problems and learn about new topics including complex numbers and polar coordinates.

Course content

For AS Level, one of the three modules studied at this level has to be Further Pure Maths 1 but the other two modules can be any of the application modules not already studied at AS or A2 Level Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Maths GCSE at grade A or above.

Assessment

There is a 90 minute examination for each module taken. The marks for each exam are added together to give an overall mark and grade at AS Level.

Financial information

It is expected that each student will own a scientific calculator. It could also be useful to individual students to have a revision guide for each module taken.

Future opportunities

There is research to suggest that someone who has Mathematics A Level earns more than £15,000 more per year than someone who does not.

An AS Level in Further Mathematics is an entry requirement for some university courses. It is beneficial to have studied to this level for some careers especially those of a heavy mathematical nature including engineering and aeronautics.

Further information

Course contact: Mr P Strzelec, piotr.strzelec@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

Edexcel website: http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Biddenham Upper School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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