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Further Mathematics, GCE AS Level

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2022

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code
    S0742

Start Date

  • September 2022, Full Time

Summary

This course builds on the knowledge of A Level Mathematics and involves the further study of pure mathematics as well as optional units of statistics, mechanics or working with algorithms. This course builds on the knowledge of A Level Mathematics and involves the further study of pure mathematics as well as optional units of statistics, mechanics or working with algorithms. Further maths provides a great opportunity for enthusiastic mathematicians to broaden and deepen their subject knowledge. You will study a variety of topics based around three overarching themes (core pure, statistics and modelling with algorithms). You will focus on mathematical argument, language and proof, problem solving and modelling as well as vectors and 3-D space, algebra, series, calculus, sampling, networks and linear programming. You will have the opportunity to attend trips to inspire you and enhance your passion for the subject. The Maths Inspiration trip to Cambridge allows you to see the wider applications of the subject. We also attend a Mathematical symposium in Norwich where you get the opportunity to be inspired by outstanding external speakers. If you achieve excellent grades in GCSE Maths and are planning to apply for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related degree, then this course is an ideal choice. This course goes well with any Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subject. You will be assessed through three written exam papers that focus on pure maths, statistics and modelling with algorithms

Why Our College?

A wide range of subjects

We're proud to be the biggest provider of A Levels in Norfolk, offering 27 A Level courses

Student progression

100% of our students progress to university, employment, apprenticeships, of gap years

Excellent results

Our students do consistently well on their A Level courses, with pass rates consistently in the high 90s

Entry Requirements

Grade 8/High A Low A* in GCSE Maths. Further Maths must be taken in combination with A Level Maths.

Learning Outcomes

Changes in AS and A Level Courses For 2018 - This subject will have a new specification from 2017-18 as a result of national changes to AS and A Level courses. The description provided here is based on information available in September 2016 and is subject to change after that time. Please ask about this at an open day, taster day and/or when you enrol.

Assessment

Assessment is mainly through written examinations, although there is also a small amount of coursework.

Progression

Further Mathematics A Level is essential if you are intending to go onto a degree rich in Mathematics, and it could lead to degrees in other subjects such as; science, economics, engineering or computing.

Career Progression

The skills you will learn, such as thinking clearly and logically, will be useful in a wide range of careers including science, engineering, computing and management

Fees

If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop

Why Our College?

A wide range of subjects

We're proud to be the biggest provider of A Levels in Norfolk, offering 27 A Level courses

Student progression

100% of our students progress to university, employment, apprenticeships, of gap years

Excellent results

Our students do consistently well on their A Level courses, with pass rates consistently in the high 90s