Further Maths A-Level Course


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Introduction to Further Maths


QUALIFICATION: AQA - AS & A-LEVEL IN FURTHER MATHEMATICS

A-Level Further Mathematics is a highly respected qualification that is in demand in both employment markets and Universities. The opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of mathematics through solving sophisticated abstract problems is one that further mathematicians typically relish. Students who choose this course often say it is their favourite subject. To study further mathematics you will be required to select A-Level Mathematics to gain the pre-requisite understanding of certain elements of the course.


Teaching & Assessment


Year 12
In Year 12 students will complete a full A-Level in Mathematics. This requires completion of the following modules:
Core Mathematics 1, Core Mathematics 2, Core Mathematics 3, Core Mathematics 4, Statistics 1, Mechanics 1
Each of these 6 papers is a 1h 30 minutes written exam that counts for a sixth of the full A-Level qualification.

Year 13
In Year 13 students will complete their full A-Level in Further Mathematics. This requires completion of the following modules:
Further Mathematics 1, Further Mathematics 3, Decision 1, Decision 2, Statistics 2, Mechanics 2
Each of these 6 papers is a 1h 30 minutes written exam that counts for a sixth of the full A-Level qualification.


Vocational Progression


Success in further mathematics opens up many University and career opportunities. Although Further Mathematics is traditionally linked with Engineering, Mathematics and Computing it is also highly valued in fields such as Financial and Economic Planning, Scientific and Industrial Research and Management Services. It is a foundation subject for Mathematics related degrees.


Course Structure


Year 12


• Trigonometry.
• Calculus.
• Logarithms.
• Algebra.
• Coordinate Geometry.
• Vectors.
• Mechanics.
• Statistics.


Year 13


• Discrete Mathematics.
• Matrices.
• Further Mechanics.
• Further Statistics.
• Complex Numbers.
• Numerical Methods.
• Differential Equations.
• Polar Coordinates.