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Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level Further Maths

  • Course Code CG60083
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Course titleAS/A Level Further Maths

Exam board detail: Edexcel

Type of qualification: to be studied in conjunction with two other A Level subjects

Delivery hours per week: 6 hours (1.5-hour lessons)

 

Section 1: Subject Overview

Further Mathematics builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for mathematics and the subject content for the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE Mathematics qualifications.

Assessments will be designed to reward students for demonstrating the ability to provide responses that draw together different areas of their knowledge, skills and understanding from across the full course of study for the A level further mathematics qualification and also from across the A level Mathematics qualification.

Problem solving, proof and mathematical modelling will be assessed in further mathematics in the context of the wider knowledge which students taking AS further mathematics will have studied.

 

Section 2: Assessment Overview

Paper 1: Core Pure Mathematics 1 (*Paper code: 9FM0/01)
Paper 2: Core Pure Mathematics 2 (*Paper code: 9FM0/02)

Each paper is:
1 hour and 30 minutes written examination
25% of the qualification
75 marks

Content overview
Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further
vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations

Assessment overview
● Paper 1 and Paper 2 may contain questions on any topics from the Pure Mathematics
content.
● Students must answer all questions.
● Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 3: Further Mathematics Option 1 (*Paper codes: 9FM0/3A-3D)

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
25% of the qualification
75 marks

Content overview
**Students takeoneof the following four options:

A: Further Pure Mathematics 1

B: Further Statistics 1

C: Further Mechanics 1

D: Decision Mathematics 1

Assessment overview
● Students must answer all questions.
● Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Paper 4: Further Mathematics Option 2 (*Paper codes: 9FM0/4A-4G)

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes
25% of the qualification
75 marks

Content overview
**Students takeoneof the following seven options:

A: Further Pure Mathematics 2

B: Further Statistics 1

C: Further Mechanics 1

D: Decision Mathematics 1

E: Further Statistics 2

F: Further Mechanics 2

G: Decision Mathematics 2

Assessment overview
● Students must answer all questions.
● Calculators can be used in the assessment.

 

Section 3: What do other students study alongside Further Maths at A Level?

Many of our students will opt to study Maths, Biology and/or Physics alongside Further Maths depending on their long-term destination.

 

Section 4: What are the possible career opportunities after successful completion of this course?

Many students go on to study Mathematics, Engineering, Architecture or Medicine at university.

With all of the opportunities a Maths qualification can offer, you probably want to learn a bit more about where it can take you. The Maths Careers website is full of useful advice and fantastic career profiles, so have a look around to find out what Maths can do for you.

 

Section 5: How can I find out more if I have a question?

Contacts:

Maths Teacher – ahmad.ramezani@gateshead.ac.uk

Curriculum Operations Manager - sarah.latheron@gateshead.ac.uk

An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average B grade GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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