|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Further Maths||Maths||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Students should have at least a grade 7 (A) in GCSE Mathematics.
This A Level course may be taken in addition to the Mathematics GCE Advanced Level. It is suited to those with a passionate interest in Mathematics and who are likely to study a course of a mathematical nature beyond A Level. This might be any branch of mathematics or a physics, engineering or economics degree. Top flight universities will often only consider students who have studied Further Mathematics for a place on these courses.
At AS Level, the modules are Further Pure Mathematics 1 and two additional applications modules, probably Mechanics 1 and Decision Maths 2. At A2 Level, 3 more sections will be selected chosen probably from Further Pure and Mechanics, depending on the future plans of the students involved.
Further Pure Maths covers complex numbers and matrices as well as further developing skills in trigonometry, calculus and polynomial equations, proof including induction, De Moivre’s theorem, further integration and hyperbolic functions, differential equations, plus some polar co-ordinates and Maclaurin series.
Mechanics allows you to describe mathematically the motion of objects. Decision Maths includes critical path analysis, used to plan efficient use of resources on complex projects, and the simplex algorithm, used to solve more complex linear programming problems involving maximising profits.
Units (% of AS)
A2 units in Year 13 (% of A level)
Career opportunities are many and varied: accountancy, actuarial work, architecture, astronomy, banking, building societies, computing, economics, engineering, hospital administration, insurance, market research, quantity surveying and teaching.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900