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Further Maths - A Level at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

If you’d like to get a much deeper understanding of Mathematics, then AS Further
Maths may be a suitable course for you. In the first year you will study three modules
including Further Pure 1 and two Applied modules alongside the three modules
studied in AS Mathematics. In the second year you will study another two Further
Pure modules and another Applied module. The Further Maths modules build on
the ideas in Pure Maths (calculus, trigonometry, algebra and vectors) as well as
introducing some rather different ideas in areas such as complex numbers and
hyperbolic functions.

Course content

If you’d like to get a much deeper understanding of Mathematics, then AS Further
Maths may be a suitable course for you. In the first year you will study three modules
including Further Pure 1 and two Applied modules alongside the three modules
studied in AS Mathematics. In the second year you will study another two Further
Pure modules and another Applied module. The Further Maths modules build on
the ideas in Pure Maths (calculus, trigonometry, algebra and vectors) as well as
introducing some rather different ideas in areas such as complex numbers and
hyperbolic functions.

Entry requirements

You will need at least grade A or A* in GCSE Mathematics and five other full GCSEs
at grades A* to C, including English Language.

Assessment

The course is modular; to study Further Maths you must also study Maths, so you will
take six modules (three modules for Mathematics and three more for Further Maths).
These modules are examined in both the first year and the second year. Each module
is equally weighted and each paper lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics is an A Level which is extremely useful in many fields. It is highly
advantageous, not only for the study of Mathematics and Pure Sciences, but also for
all forms of Engineering. Many courses in Economics and Computing require an AS or
A Level in Further Mathematics.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from www.aqa.org.uk.
 
Contact Name: Chris Huffer Curriculum Leader - Mathematics
Contact Email: chuffer@jcc.ac.uk
 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: FMAS-DJM119
  • Web url: http://www.jcc.ac.uk

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