AS Level Further Mathematics
If you have a particular talent and enjoy mathematics then you should consider studying Further Mathematics. You will extend the knowledge you gained through studying the A Level course and encounter new areas of mathematics such as complex numbers, matrices and coordinate systems. The mathematics covered will also be extremely useful to students intending to study Mathematics, Physics or Engineering at degree level. The course builds upon the Pure Mathematics studied in the A Level course and has additional units in Statistics and Decision Maths. Decision Maths looks at the use of algorithms to solve problems. It is an aspect of maths which has developed in line with growth in computer technology. In previous years the completion of the Further Maths course has required a weekly lesson after the college day has finished.
Course Content and Assessment
The AS Level Further Maths course will have a compulsory content of Pure Maths which will account for 50% of the course. This Pure Maths content will be assessed by two exams at the end of Year 13. The other 50% of the course will contain a further two exams which will assess Statistics and Decision Maths.