Students will develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence. Students will extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems. Students will use mathematics as an effective means of communication. Students will develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other.
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FURTHER MATHEMATICS AS/A LEVEL
Examination Board: EdExcel
Is there an interview?
What can I progress to?
Further Mathematics is suitable for anyone interested in studying Mathematics, Physics, Architecture, Economics Actuarial Science or most Engineering course at University.
As part of Stanmore College's excellent support network, Literacy and Numeracy support is available to any student enrolled on a course, depending on the student's individual needs (determined during Induction by an assessment) Support is provided through the Skills for Life Study Plus Programme. Students can attend either one-to-one or group sessions in a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment.
What is the course about?
This is a suitable course for students wishing to study Engineering, Actuarial Science, Economic or Mathematics at University, as they would find it useful to have two A Levels in Mathematics:Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
Further Maths modules:
FP1:Complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; Co-ordinate systems; Matrix algebra; Series; Proof.
FP2: Inequalities; Further Complex numbers; Series; First & Second Order Differential Equations; Maclaurin and Taylor Series; Polar Co-ordinates.
FP3: Hyperbolic functions; Further co-ordinate systems; vectors; Differentiation and Integration.
If students wish to progress to the A2 Level, they must obtain a grade D or above at AS Level.
What are the course outcomes?
·Students will develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence.
·Students will extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems.
·Students will use mathematics as an effective means of communication.
·Students will develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society.
Are there any additional requirements?
Materials:Textbooks - 1 per module, costing approx £12-Â £15.
How will you be assessed?
One written Exam paper per module lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes each.