A Level Maths and A Level Further Maths
Maths - Edexcel (AS: 8371, A2: 9371)
Further Maths – Edexcel (AS -8372, A2-9372)
Who should study Mathematics?
We will offer a range of Mathematics options at AS and A-level. These include Pure Mathematics with Mechanics, Pure Mathematics with Statistics, Decision Maths and Further Mathematics.
To take any Mathematics A-level, students must have at least an ‘A’ grade at GCSE. It is recommended that any student wishing to take AS in Further Mathematics should have an A* grade.
In Year 12, for the AS level, students take a combination of three modules of Mathematics. Core Maths 1 (C1), Core Maths 2 (C2) and one of the applied modules, Statistics 1 (S1) or Mechanics 1 (M1).
C1- Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences, Differentiation and Integration.
C2- Trigonometry, Logarithm, Binomial expansion, Radians, Differentiation, Integration
S1- Probability, Correlation, Regression, Normal distribution, Random variables
M1- Newton’s Laws, Kinematics, Moments, Vectors
In Year 13, full A-level students take a further 3 modules of Mathematics. Core Maths 3 (C3), Core Maths 4 (C4) and Statistics 2 (S2) or Mechanics 2 (M2).
C3- Functions, Logarithms, Numerical methods, Trigonometry, Differentiation
C4- Vectors, Differentiation, Integration, Coordinate Geometry
S2-Binomial and Poisson Distribution, Continues random variables, Probability, Hypothesis testing
M2- Centre of mass, Work, Energy and Power, Collision, Rigid bodies
AS Further Mathematics
In year 12 for AS Further Maths students take combination of three modules of Mathematics; Decision Maths 1 (D1), Further Maths 1 (FP1), Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1
D1- Algorithms, Graphs and Networks, Linear Programming, Critical Path Analysis
FP1- Complex numbers, Matrix Algebra, Series, Proof by Induction
A2 Further Mathematics
In Year 13, full A-level students take a further 3 modules. Further Maths 2 (FP2), Further Maths 3 (FP3), Statistics 2 (S2) or Mechanics 2 (M2)
FP2- Complex numbers, Differential equations, Series, Polar coordinates.
FP3- Vectors, Matrices, Integration, Differentiation
Each module is assessed by a written examination lasting 1hr and 30mins. All modules carry equal weighting.
Yr12- All modules will be assessed in Summer 2017
Yr13- All modules will be assessed in Summer 2018
Where it leads
Mathematics supports the learning in many other subjects, such as Sciences, Economics, Geography and Phycology.
There are many opportunities for further study which could lead to higher education and a range of careers including accountancy, banking, chemistry, physics, Actuarial Science, medicine, computing, engineering and teaching.