Further Mathematics

Specification: Edexcel

Why study Further Mathematics?

Students hoping to follow a university course in mathematics or any mathematically related subject should seriously consider taking Further Mathematics. Some universities are now making this a requirement for entry on to their mathematics courses. Studying mathematics to a higher level will prove hugely beneficial in any case, even if it is not a requirement. Further Mathematics students are able to experience all the applied branches of mathematics. Further Mathematics A-Level is a qualification for students with a real passion to study Mathematics at a higher level or to support other mathematically heavy courses such as Physics, Engineering or Economics.

Details of the New Further Mathematics A-Level are slowly being released.

To date we know that:

  • The course must be studied in addition to the Mathematics A-Level.
  • The course will be assessed entirely at the end of year 13.
  • There will be four exam papers.
  • At least one half of the content will be Further Pure mathematics.
  • The remaining content will be a choice of Applied Mathematics (Statistics, Mechanics and Decision) and/or the further study of Further Pure Mathematics.
  • The content to be studied will not be the same for all exam boards.

The content of the course could include:

  • Further Pure Mathematics
  • Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and functions, Further calculus, Further vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions and Differential equations
  • Even More Further Pure Mathematics
  • Further calculus, Further differential equations, Coordinate systems, Further vectors, Further numerical methods, Inequalities
  • Further Statistics
  • Linear regression, Statistical distributions (discrete), Statistical distributions (continuous), Correlation, Hypothesis testing, Chi squared tests
  • Further Mechanics
  • Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centres of mass, Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs
  • 3D: Decision Mathematics
  • Algorithms and graph theory, Algorithms on graphs, Critical path analysis, Linear programming
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It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9

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*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/

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Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm