This can be taken in addition to the single Mathematics A-level. The AS-level is particularly suitable for students intending to study Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Studies or Physics as it contains an introduction to more advanced pure maths topics, more discrete maths and mechanics. It is no more difficult than the single maths AS. The A2 is suitable for the better mathematicians as it extends and develops the topics covered in the single A-level. Good mathematicians will really enjoy it (the teaching staff certainly do). Students will find taking two maths A-levels less demanding and so it is very suitable as a fourth or even fifth A-level. Some Further Maths modules can be used for single maths to improve overall grades.
For Further Maths we would expect an A grade or above on the Higher Tier at GCSE.
This is an excellent general qualification which says a great deal about the ability of the student. Students studying Mathematics at university will be handicapped if they have not done two mathematics A-levels.
Further Pure 1:
(162/3%) Algebra and Graphs, Complex Numbers, Roots and Coefficients of a quadratic equation, Series, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Trigonometry, Matrices and Transformations. Assessed by examination.
(162/3%) Mathematical Modelling, Kinematics in one and two dimensions, Statics and Forces, Momentum, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Connected Particles, Projectiles. Assessed by examination.
(16 2/3%) Critical Path Analysis, Hungarian Algorithm, Dynamic Programming, Network Flows, Simplex Tableau, Game Theory. Assessed by examination.
Can be adapted to fit the needs and desires of the group.
Three modules chosen from:
Further Pure 2, 3, 4; Statistics 2, 3; Mechanics 2, 3.