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Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL FURTHER MATHEMATICS
Examining Board: Edexcel
Students study three modules: Further Pure Mathematics 1, plus two units chosen from
Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics. (These units must be different from any
counting towards an AS Level in Mathematics.
Lessons are delivered using Edexcel-endorsed textbooks which include a Live Text
CD-ROM containing worked solutions to all the questions in the book, as well as an Exam
café feature for the revision period. Boardworks software is also used, many presentations
including interactive demonstrations. A typical lesson would include teacher exposition,
group discussion and time for students to work individually and collaboratively on
Time allocation: 4 hours per week
Private Study Requirement
Homework/Private Study will normally be set following each taught lesson, of a similar
duration to the lesson. Students will be given regular exam-style questions, which will be
assessed to monitor progress.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
The Department is registered with the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire Further Maths Networks,
and students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, master classes and challenge events
at venues including Oxford University.
Advisable for the following careers
Further Mathematics can only be taken alongside AS Level Mathematics and is strongly
recommended for any student considering further academic study of mathematics in
particular, but is also valuable for any student planning to follow a career or make further
study in the fields of Science, Engineering, Financial and other similar areas.
Good Combination With
Students studying Further Mathematics AS must also be studying Mathematics, the inclusion
of which will positively enhance any portfolio combination, but is particularly complementary
to any student following Science (particularly Physics), Engineering and Humanities options.
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