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Mathematics (Further Additional) AS Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

The course develops and extends the topics covered in the Maths and Further Maths A levels. It is primarily designed for students who have achieved AS Maths at school but it is also within the capabilities of any good A2 Further Maths student. It is taken up in your second year of study to run alongside the A2 Maths and A2 Further Maths. 

Further Maths (Additional) takes you beyond the scope of the A2 Further Maths course allowing you to study applied maths units (statistics and mechanics) that are not studied at A2. This course is both recognised and valued by Departments of Maths, Physics and Engineering at the top universities.  It is also useful if you wish to study Computer Science, Biological Sciences and Economics.

Course content

If you study Further Maths (Additional) to AS Level you have a choice of three of the following units:

Mechanics 3

You will study a range of mechanics topics such as Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Circular Motion and Elastic Strings and Springs.

Mechanics 4

You will study a range of mechanics topics such as Relative Motion, Elastic Collisions, Motion and Stability.

Statistics 3

You will study a range of statistics topics such as Random Variables, Sampling, Estimation, the Central Limit Theorem, Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests including Goodness of Fit, Contingency Tables, Regression and Correlation.

Decision 2

You will study a range of decision maths topics such as Transportation Problems, Allocation Problems, Travelling Salesperson, Game Theory, Simplex Method, Dynamic Programming and Flows.

Statistics 4

You will study a range of statistics topics such as Type I and Type II errors, Quality of Tests and Estimators, One-Sample Hypothesis Tests for mean and variance and Two-Sample Hypothesis Tests for means including the paired t-test.

Entry requirements

You will need to be enrolled upon Maths and Further Maths A levels in the second year of your studies.


Each unit is assessed by a 90 minute exam and your final grade is based on the total mark.  There is no coursework.


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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year