A Level Further Mathematics (Edexcel) at Brigshaw High School and Language College
Further Mathematics builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for mathematics and the subject content for the A-Level Mathematics qualifications. Assessments will be designed to reward students for demonstrating the ability to provide responses that draw together different areas of their knowledge, skills and understanding from across the full course of study for Mathematics. Problem solving, proof and mathematical modelling will be assessed in further mathematics in the context of the wider knowledge which students taking A level further mathematics will have studied.
Core Pure Mathematics 1 and 2
· Complex Numbers
· Further Algebra and Functions
· Further Calculus
· Further Vectors
· Polar Coordinates
· Hyperbolic Functions
· Differential Equations
Decision Mathematics 1
· Algorithms and Graph Theory
· Algorithms on graphs
· Critical Path Analysis
· Linear Programming
The fourth unit will be decided during year 12.
At least a grade 7 in required in Maths, although grade 8 or 9 would be advantageous. Also, studying A-level Mathematics is essential
Further Mathematics consists of four externally-examined papers of 1.5 hours each, each paper is worth 25%. Two papers are aimed at Pure Mathematics and there are two option papers.
This qualification is essential for pupils wishing to study Mathematics at University. It is respected by Universities due to its academic rigour. It will be of use for any job or course involving Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Accountancy, Computer Science, Medicine, Architecture, Biological Sciences etc.
It can sometimes replace STEP papers and lead to lower university offers for some courses.
For further information please see your Maths teacher or contact Mrs Jamieson
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.