Further Maths

This course is ideal for anyone interested in studying Maths, Engineering, Medicine and other Maths related courses at university.

Content

AS Further Mathematics: This is comprised of two modules; Further Pure Mathematics 1 and an optional paper.

A-Level Further Mathematics: This consists of 4 modules; Further Pure 1, Further Pure 2 and 2 Optional papers.

The options are Further Pure Maths 3 and 4, Further Statistics, Further Mechanics and Decision Maths.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in studying maths, engineering, medicine, physics and other maths related courses at university.

Special Features

In addition to those referred to under A-Level Mathematics, there are additional video conferencing opportunities.

Entry

Please refer to the 2017 entry requirements.

Attendance

You need to complete one year for the AS Level and two years for the A-Level.  You must also be studying maths alongside further maths.

Assessment

AS Further Maths: There are two exams, sat in the summer of year 12.  The Further Pure mathematics has double weighting as compared to the optional paper, worth 67% of the overall mark.

A-Level Further Maths: There are four exams, sat in the summer of year 13, each with equal weighting.  The AS grade does not count towards the A-Level grade.  Each exam is 2 hours in duration.

 

MODULE

LEVEL

MODULE TITLE

MODE OF ASSESSMENT

BRIEF OUTLINE OF MODULE

1

AS

M1 (Mechanics 1)

AS 33.3%A216.6%1½ hour examination.

 

 

Introduction to modelling, including vectors in a straight line, introduction to Newton’s Laws of Motion

2

AS

M2 (Mechanics 2)

AS 33.3%A216.6%1½ hour examination.

 

Further work on kinematics, collisions, energy and moments

3

AS

FPI (Further Pure 1)

AS 33.3%A216.6%1½ hour examination.

 

Complex numbers, co-ordinate systems, building on C1 and C2 matrix algebra, series

4

A2

FP2 (Further Pure 2)

A2 33.3%16.6% total GCE1½ hour examination.

 

Building on C1-C4, more co-ordinate systems, more series, differential equations

5

A2

FP3 (Further Pure 3)

A2 33.3%16.6% total GCE1½ hour examination.

 

Extended all previous work, hyperbolic functions, vectars

6

A2

S2 (Statistics 2 )

A2 33.3%16.6% total GCE1½ hour examination.

 

Statistical distributions, including polynomial, poison and uniform and hypothesis testing.

Note, these units are all in addition to Mathematics with Statistics

Moving on

If you wish to continue with a mathematical related subject at university this course will give you a real advantage. Anything from a Maths degree to Mechanical Engineering and Accountancy, you will be able to face the mathematical challenge involved.