# Maths - Further Mathematics

## Course Content

There are six units covered over the two year programme.

FP1: Series; complex numbers; numerical solution of equations; coordinate systems, matrix algebra, proof.

M1: Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments.

M2: Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; centres of mass; work and energy; collisions; statics of rigid bodies.

FP2: Inequalities; series, first order differential equations; second order differential equations; further complex numbers,  Maclaurin and Taylor series.

FP3: Further matrix algebra; vectors, hyperbolic functions; differentiation; integration, further coordinate systems.

and, either:

S2: The Binomial and Poisson distributions; continuous random variables; continuous distributions; samples; hypothesis tests.

OR

D2: Transportation problems; allocation (assignment) problems; the travelling salesman; game theory; further linear programming, dynamic programming; flows in networks.

(FP = Further Pure Mathematics, D = Decision Mathematics, M = Mechanics, S = Statistics)

## Entry Requirements

At least five GCSE passes at grade A* - C.

In addition, to study this subject you will need a grade A* or A in GCSE Mathematics.

This A Level can only be taken alongside A Level Mathematics.

## Assessment

Each module carries equal weight. There is a 1½ hour written examination for each module.

There is no coursework for any module.

## Progression

Further Mathematics A Level is interesting for its own sake and is useful in supporting students across many subjects.

It is recognised as a valuable qualification for students who wish to progress to higher education courses in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, statistics, accounting, business, economics and computing.

Mathematical skills are highly prized and an A Level qualification in some form of mathematics will be valuable when applying for university entry and will give you a very significant advantage in the job market.