AS Level Further Mathematics provides an introduction to concepts such as complex numbers and matrices. It includes decision mathematics, a very popular subject because of its applications to computer science, and mechanics, including the applications of maths in physics-type situations. Topics such as collisions and centre of mass are dealt with using mathematical techniques.
AS Level Further Mathematics is part of The Sciences Pathway, which also includes Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Physics. You will choose 4 AS Level subjects from this pathway in your first year, and will continue with 3 A2 Level subjects in your second year.
Qualification: GCE AS Level
Level: Level 3
Timetable: This forms part of a full time programme of study of under 16 hours per week. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: September 2013Fees: For fee information please refer to The Sciences Pathway.
This course is available in the second year for students who are studying A Level Mathematics. The course builds on the techniques learnt in AS Mathematics and provides an introduction to new concepts such as complex numbers and matrices. The applications to mathematics are also studied in the form of mechanics and decision maths. Further Mathematics is greatly valued by many universities and is highly recommended for admission to courses in mathematics, physics, finance, business, engineering and computer science.
You can find out more about the course by talking to your mathematics teachers or visiting the Edexcel website (www.edexcel.org.uk).
In addition to the three A2 units (Core Maths C3 and C4 and Mechanics M1), you will study three further mathematics units:
Further Mathematics is a much sought-after qualification for entry to higher education in subjects such as economics, medicine, architecture, engineering, accountancy, teaching and physics. It will put you in an excellent position if you wish to study mathematics or a subject with a very high mathematical content at university.
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