AS/A Level Further Mathematics

Exam Board

EdExcel

Course Entry Requirement

Grade 9 GCSE Mathematics

Course Overview

Further Pure Maths
This covers further core topics beyond the A Level. We have opportunities to indulge into Matrices, Proofs, and Complex numbers.

Statistics
Handling data and interpreting the information it gives us.

Mechanics
Forces, motion and other elements of the physical world.

Decision
Algorithms and networks. Looking at creating the shortest and simplest solutions when facing decisions.

Assessment

For Further Maths, we will be doing the full normal maths A Level within the first year, thus covering Pure 1, Pure 2 and Statistics/Mechanics. Options for Further Mathematicians in Year 13, will feature combinations of FP1, Further Statistics and Further Mechanics.

Support Materials

We focus on developing students as independent learners; working on their ability to analyse and solve problems. In further maths they have disciplined themselves to at least eight hours a week outside of lesson. They are exposed to more applied modules which mean they can now appreciate the application of their maths in the real world. Students will now have experienced all branches of maths, and will be in a position to decide in which career/course they would like to become specialised. After completion of the course they will be extremely well prepared to complete a maths/mathematically based degree.

Any Specialist Equipment Required?

Casio FX991EX-Classwiz Calculator

Key Dates

All examinations take place in May/June

Clubs or Interventions

Saturday morning A Level Mastering Mathematical Skills sessions

Future Careers/Uni Courses

“Further Maths lets us specialise into any branch of maths. We have so much more flexibility and have more opportunity to explore applications of the subject. We know exactly what to expect at university as we cover a lot of the degree modules in Further Maths.”

Year 13 Student

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