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‘The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics.’ (Plato)
Further mathematics will extend your mathematical knowledge and understanding. It is an enjoyable and rewarding subject and explores new concepts and ideas to a high level. It provides an additional challenge for any students who enjoy maths and are confident in their ability in the subject. It develops students’ understanding of mathematical processes and enables them to model real life problems.
The course develops skills in four areas of mathematics; pure maths, statistics, mechanics and decision mathematics. Pure maths extends the core maths covered at A level, whilst introducing new topics such as complex numbers. Statistics and mechanics also extends the concepts covered at A level, while decision maths studies algorithms and networks.
|Year 12||Raw Score Max Mark||UMS||Examination|
|Decision 1||75||100||1.5hr Calc|
|Decision 2||75||100||1.5hr Calc|
|Further Pure 1||75||100||1.5hr Calc|
|Mechanics 2||75||100||1.5hr Calc|
|Statistics 2||75||100||1.5hr Calc|
|Further Pure 2||75||100||1.5hr Calc|
|Year 12 (AS Level)||UMS||Grade|
|Year 13 (A Level)||UMS||Grade|
You can also achieve an A* in your A Level if you achieve an A overall and you average 90% in your A2 modules.
We follow the Edexcel (www.edexcel.co.uk) scheme of learning. Click on the following link to access more information on the scheme of learning, formula booklet and support materials:
We advise that anyone who achieves a grade A or above in their GCSE. You must also study Maths A Level as well.
All sorts of skills, relevant to your life and the other subjects that you study:
Mathematics and Further Mathematics is one of those subjects that can fit in with many things you may want to do in the future. It is especially vital if you want to study a Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry based course at Higher Education. Further Mathematics is a requirement for most Mathematics degrees. Further Mathematics AS Level is becoming more common as a requirement of Physics, Chemistry or Engineering degrees as well. It is extremely useful for students wishing to pursue a career in engineering or in computer science.
Talk to your Mathematics teacher and get some advice as to whether the course could be right for you. Making an appointment to see your school careers advisor is also a good idea.
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