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Further Maths - A Level (Edexcel)

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Angel Sixth Form College
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3

ABOUT THE COURSE

A Level Further Maths builds on your love mathematics, algebra and problem solving, expanding beyond the standard Maths curriculum. You will learn about new and intriguing topics such as imaginary numbers, matrices, groups and number theory as well as extending your knowledge of calculus and coordinate geometry.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Complex numbers
  • Roots of polynomials
  • Matrices and transformations
  • Sequences and series
  • Proof by induction
  • Matrices and inverses
  • Further calculus
  • Complex numbers and geometry
  • Vectors and 3D space
  • Inequalities
  • Coordinate systems
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Numerical methods
  • Discrete random variables
  • Discrete distributions
  • Chi-squared numbers
  • Work, energy and power
  • Impulse and momentum
  • Maclaurin series
  • Polar coordinates
  • Further calculus
  • Applications of integration
  • First order differential equations
  • Second order differential equations

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 8 or above in GCSE Maths
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

This subject must be studied in combination with Maths.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is by examination at the end of the course. There will be two exams on the core aspects of the course and two exams on further pure mathematics.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

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