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Further maths        A Level                     

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QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

8+ in mathematics

Further maths A level can ONLY be taken in addition to an A level in mathematics

COURSE SPECIFICATION

  • Pure mathematics covers more advanced topics in algebra, calculus, trigonometry, geometry and vectors, and numerical methods. These involve concepts such as scalar product of vectors with application to 3-dimensional space, different co-ordinate systems, and solutions of a range of differential equations, hyperbolic functions, matrices and mathematical induction. Content is divided over three modules; work, energy and power.
  • Mechanics covers relative motion, collisions, more complex motion in one dimension and application of vectors in mechanics.
  • Decision maths studies include networks, algorithms for making optimum choices about routes and pathways, and linear programming for maximising efficiency and profits.

 LEARNING AND SKILLS

Further maths broadens your mathematical skills and promotes deeper mathematical thinking. You will be introduced to interesting new areas of pure mathematics such as complex numbers and apply mathematics in a wider range of contexts.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

UNITS

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT

DURATION

WEIGHTING

Pure 1

Examination in Y12

90 minutes

 

1/4

 

Pure 2

Examination in Y13

90 minutes

1/4

Decision maths

Examination in Y13

90 minutes

1/4

Mechanics

Examination in Y13

90 minutes

1/4

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Highly regarded by universities for students contemplating mathematics, science or engineering and computing degrees or any course where proven analytic ability is an asset.

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