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Taking Further Maths allows you to study a greater breadth of the branches of Mathematics and also explore them in more depth. If you enjoy Mathematics and are a strong mathematician it is the ideal course to prepare you for a route into university to study Maths or any Maths related Science.

You will study at least three from the branches of further pure, statistics, mechanics and discrete mathematics. 

Pictured - Maths Challenge 2015 award winners with Dr Catherine Richards (Principal) & Lorna Anderson (Chair of Governors).

Please note: When applying for Further Maths, please select 'Mathematics A2 (2 block)' which can be found under the Mathematics dropdown.

Assessment

This is a linear A-level. The AS & A2 are decoupled so the AS exams do not count towards the final A2 grade. There are 3x70 minute exams at AS and 4x90 minute exams at A2.

Entry Requirements

You must have a keen interest in maths and have obtained at least grade 7 in GCSE Maths. If you think you may study Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Natural Sciences at University then Further Maths at A-level is highly desirable for many and essential for some courses. You cannot study Further Maths by itself - you must also study A level Mathematics.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

Further Pure:

Proof, Complex Number, Matrices, Vectors, Algebra

Statistics:

Permutations and Combinations, Discrete Random Variables, Chi-squared tests, Non-parametric tests, Correlation, Linear regression, Hypothesis tests.

Mechanics:

Dimensional Analysis, Work Energy & Power, Impulse & Momentum, Centre of Mass, Circular Motion.

Discrete:

Graphs & Networks, Algorithms, Network Algorithms, Critical Path Analysis, Linear Programming.

Outcome/Progression

An A-level in Further Maths is ideal preparation for a Maths degree or Maths related degree at university. It is vital for studying Engineering & Physics and highly desired for courses such as Natural Sciences, Computer Science and Chemistry. Many Universities ask for lower grades if they know you are studying Further Maths.

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Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

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