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Further Mathematics at The Grange School

Course description

Further Mathematics A level is offered in conjunction

with Mathematics. This combination normally forms

two of your four option choices.

It is important to realise that the Further Mathematics

course is not is simply more mathematics at a similar

level to the single subject A level. Having gained a

working knowledge of the essentials, you go on to

study pure mathematics in much greater depth.

You will learn advanced techniques in areas such as differential equations,

integration and matrix theory which are fundamental to physics and engineering

at degree level and beyond. You will look at a wide variety of applied

mathematics, from simple harmonic motion to hypothesis testing and critical

path analysis. More time will be spent in proving results and you will learn to

think creatively and to look for elegance. The interconnectedness of seemingly

unrelated topics, which is one of the things that gives mathematics its beauty,

will start to become much more apparent.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years