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Further Mathematics 2020/2022


This course will further develop knowledge and skills to help model and solve complex mathematical situations. Concepts from the Mathematics A Level will be developed with new and exciting areas of Mathematics introduced, such as matrices and complex numbers. The course content is half Pure Mathematics (two examiniations), one-quarter statistics (one examination) and one-quarter Mechanics (One examination). Alongside the rigorous, stimulating and challenging course we deliver, we offer students the opportunity to deepen their interest, understanding and skills beyond A Level. Enrichment trips are organised where students attend inspirational lectures and develop problem-solving skills, giving them an insight into Mathematics based university courses. When it comes to applying to so a Mathematics degree, it would seem that the main thing Mathematices departments at University are interessted in is the Maths you have done, so the more you do the better! At Highcliffe we offer timetabled lessons throughout Year 12 and 13 that help prepare students for the STEM, and other entry examination papers. These lessons also prepare students for any Mathematical problem solving questions that could come up during interview, alongside improving their skills for their Further Mathematics examinations

Qualification Details

Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification Title: Further Mathematics
Qualification Specification Code: 9372
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements plus minimum Mathematics GCSE grade 7 or above but preferably grade 8 or above

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
•Two Further Pure Mathematics Units
•One Statistics Unit
•One Mechanics Unit

Possible Career Paths

Mathematics, Science and Technology based degrees, Engineering, Finance, Medical degrees and Computing. If you are intending on applying for a STEM degree, it is recommended that you study Further Mathematics. Studying Further Mathematics is excellent preparation for University, especially if you wish to study any Mathematics-related subject such as Engineering, Science, Computing or Technology, as well as Mathematics itself. Many universities now encourage students to take Further Mathematics qualifications to improve their mathematical preparation for degree courses. Leading universities, including Cambridge, now specify Further Mathematics as an entry requirement for some courses

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mrs Kelly, Mr Cooper

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