Further Mathematics

Maths 2
ADMISSIONS - Students will have studied GCSE Mathematics at Higher Level and achieved a grade 8 or 9 and will be studying Mathematics A Level concurrently.
SPECIFICATION – Pearson (Edexcel)
COURSE - The course aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:
  • understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides strong foundation to progress to further study
  • extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques
  • understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are be connected
  • apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
  • use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
  • reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning
  • generalise mathematically
  • construct mathematical proofs
  • use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems which require them to decide on the solution strategy
  • recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
  • represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them
  • draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions
  • make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning
  • interpret solutions and communicate their interpretation effectively in the context of the problem
  • read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding
  • read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding
  • use technology such as calculators and computers effectively to recognise when such use may be inappropriate
  • take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.
CALCULATORS - Students may use a graphics calculator in all A Level Mathematics examinations. Students are responsible for making sure that their calculators meet specific guidelines and must
include the following features:
  • an iterative function
  • the ability to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions
ASSESSMENT - Students are assessed by examinations, the details of which are still to be confirmed.
PROGRESSION – Students can progress from this qualification to:
  • a range of different, relevant academies or vocational higher education qualifications
  • employment in a relevant sector
  • further training
CAREER - Engineering of various types; architecture; education; finance; insurance; accountancy; actuary; armed services . . . the list is endless.