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Further Mathematics AS/A-Level at Rickmansworth School

Course description

Mathematics beyond GCSE is divided into two sections, which are known as Pure and Applied Mathematics. Pure Mathematics (Core Mathematics) accounts for two of the three modules taken in each year - calculus, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Applied Mathematics makes up the remainder of the course and consists of one module per year from either Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics. Physics and Engineering will use the techniques of Mechanics, Statistics will be used by Social Sciences and Medicine, whilst Decision Mathematics underpins some of the operations used in IT and Business Modelling.

Entry requirements

To study Further Maths, an A* is required

Assessment

AS LEVEL FURTHER MATHS - comprised of three modules: EXAM Written Paper 3 x 1.5hrs 100% of AS Level mark 3 Modules

A2 LEVEL FURTHER MATHS* - comprised of three modules: EXAM Written Paper 3 x 1.5hrs 100% of A Level mark

Future opportunities

Mathematics is a key component of many jobs and degree courses, from Genetics and Geography to Economics, Finance, Accounting and Computing. Recent research suggests that people with A Level Mathematics can earn 10% more than colleagues with similar qualifications and Mathematics graduates enjoy a very high level of employment across a wide range of careers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

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

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