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A Level in Further Mathematics at The Douay Martyrs School

Course description

Further Mathematics is appropriate for pupils who are intending to study for a degree in Mathematics or a related numerate degree at a good university. This is a separate A-Level from Mathematics and needs to be taken in conjunction with A-Level Mathematics.

In Year 12, Further Mathematics pupils study in an A-Level Mathematics class and have additional Further Mathematics classes on their timetable. Exams will be taken at the end of Year 12. In year 12 pupils study Core Mathematics 1, 2 & 3, Decision Mathematics 1, Further Pure Mathematics 1, Mechanics 1 and Statistics 1. In year 13 pupils study Core Mathematics 4, Further Pure Mathematics 2 & 3, Mechanics 2 and Statistics 2

Course content

The Further Maths course consists of three Further Pure Mathematics Modules together with three Application Modules not already studied as part of A-Level Mathematics.

The main topics for the Further Pure Mathematics modules are:

Further Pure Mathematics 1: Series, Complex Numbers, Numerical Solutions of Equations, Coordinate Systems, Matrix Algebra, Introduction to Mathematical Proof

Further Pure Mathematics 2: Inequalities, Series, First Order and Second Order Differential Equations, Further Complex Numbers, Maclaurin and Taylor Series.

Further Pure Mathematics 3: Further Matrix Algebra, Vectors, Hyperbolic Functions, Differentiation, and Integration, Further Coordinate Systems

The department also gives the opportunity for students to see how Mathematics is used in a wider non-academic context. With this in mind, the department organizes regular enrichment activities. Past activities have included a trip to the Royal Statistical Society for an environmental Mathematics event, a trip to Greenwich Theatre to listen to three world class mathematician’s talk about their work and entry to the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge.

Entry requirements

A-Level Further Mathematics students require a GCSE Mathematics at grade A or above and a recommendation from their Mathematics Teacher.


Exam Board

Edexcel A-Level (Modular) Further Mathematics 9372

Further information

For further information contact Mr T Lee, Head of Mathematics

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year for AS, and a further 1 year for A Level