AS Further Mathematics
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Further Mathematics is a challenging qualification and an opportunity to develop the sophistication of your mathematical reasoning skills. Students learn to appreciate the beauty of algebra by examining its applications at a much deeper level. In addition, the course includes imaginary numbers, polar coordinates, and the more recent applications of Decision Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. Further Mathematics is more complex than A Level Mathematics, forming some of the content of the first year of a degree in Mathematics.
AS Level Further Mathematics is a one-year course with all examinations taking place at the end of the year. Students will sit two papers, each lasting for 100 minutes and each worth 50% of the overall grade. Paper 1 is pure mathematics and paper 2 are the applied elements.
5 GCSE at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved a high grade 7 or above in Maths and a 5 in English. Please note you also need to be taking A Level Mathematics.
Studying AS Further Mathematics is a distinct advantage for those considering studying Mathematics or related subjects at university. In addition, top universities prefer or require it for mathematics-rich courses such as Engineering, Computing, Chemistry, Accountancy, Economics and Physics. Studying a qualification in AS Further Mathematics demonstrates to potential employers or educators that you have a distinct talent for the application of number in many guises and implies a level of critical thinking and problem-solving that is advanced and well-rounded. If you enjoy problem-solving, can use your own initiative, and are determined to persevere until you've solved a challenging question, then you have the attitude to make a success of AS Level Further Mathematics. There is the opportunity following success at this level to continue for a second year and gain A Level Further Mathematics.
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