Specific Entry Requirements
Students must have a minimum IGCSE/GCSE grade of 7 or equivalent in maths and preferably have a minimum IGCSE/GCSE grade of 7 or equivalent in further/additional maths.
Students must also have chosen to study A level Mathematics.
The three areas of study focus on a number of different topics. These are summarised below:
- Roots of Polynomials
- Rational Functions
- Summation of Series
- Polar Co-ordinates
- Vectors and Proof by Induction
- Hyperbolic Functions
- Further Calculus
- Complex numbers
- Differential Equations
- Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
- Circular Motion
- Hooke’s Law
- Linear Motion under a Variable Force
Probability & Statistics
- Continuous random variables
- Inferential Statistics
- Chi-squared test
- Non-parametric tests
- Generating Functions.
How You Will Be Assessed
The course is assessed through written exams at A level only. All of the exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.
There are four components to the assessments as detailed below:
Further Pure Mathematics 1 - (2 hour exam), 30% of the overall grade
Further Pure Mathematics 2 - (2 hour exam), 30% of the overall grade
Further Mechanics - (1hr 30min exam), 20% of the overall grade
Further Probability & Statistics - (1hr 30min exam), 20% of the overall grade
University Courses and Career Paths
Degree level Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Programming, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Economics, and Accounting.
If you are planning to study mathematics further at university then it is strongly advised that you study A Level Further Mathematics.