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GCE A Level in Further Mathematics

Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College

Well Lane, Willerby, HU10 6HB

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Science and Mathematics

Course Summary

This is an academically demanding course that is aimed at students who have already chosen to study A Level Mathematics and have a desire to further their studies in the subject. Suitable students possess the ability to:

  • Think mathematically - precisely, logically and creatively
  • Recall, select and use knowledge of mathematical facts
  • Investigate mathematical ideas and test/prove their own hypotheses

Students must also have a positive attitude towards learning and applying mathematics, including confidence and perseverance.

This course will enable students to develop their techniques, skills and methodology required to embark on a career path that requires mathematical rigour. Learning will take place through:

  • Teacher led activities and discussions on the material studied
  • Use of dedicated textbooks to introduce and experience new concepts in mathematics
  • Regular homework tasks and review of these with detailed feedback
  • Working in groups to share ideas, support understanding and solve problems
  • Study of previous examination questions and mark schemes

Students will be expected to undertake independent study to consolidate learning.

There will also be access to additional teacher support outside of timetables lessons.

Course Details

The compulsory areas of study are:

  • Proof
  • Complex Numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Further Calculus
  • Further Vectors
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Hyperbolic Functions
  • Differential Functions
  • Trigonometry
  • Numerical Methods
  • Coordinate Geometry

Two additional units are also studied from the following

  • Application 1 - Mechanics
  • Application 2 - Statistics
  • Application 3 - Discrete

How will it be delivered?

100% exam based assessment taken at the end of Year 13

  • 3 written papers
  • Each 2 hours in length
  • Equally weighted = 33.33% of A Level marks each

Your next steps...

Mathematics is a very wide discipline and can lead to further study directly at university or in other areas where mathematics is an important tool, such as:

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • Science
  • Business Studies

Mathematics can lead to a vast array of opportunities and is highly regarded by employers

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