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Further Mathematics Overview We use a variety of teaching methods including problem solving in pairs and groups, teacher presentations, student presentations, modelling and solving real world problems, graphic calculators, study packs, specialised maths software. Course Outline Year 12 In this year the students study 6 units to gain A Level Mathematics. Unit 1 & 2: Core 1 and 2 - these cover the essential pure mathematical methods that can be applied to real world scenarios. Topics include the solving of equations, graphs and transformations, coordinate geometry, logarithms and exponentials, sequences and series, trigonometry, and the formation of differentiation and integration. Unit 3 & 4: Core 3 and 4 - these units develop the pure mathematical techniques from AS Level and introduce practical applications such as differential equations. New topics include numerical methods and vectors. Unit 5: Statistics 1 - students work with real data sets extending the work they have covered in GCSE Maths, such as the calculation of the numerical measures mean, median and mode, and the practical applications of correlation and regression. Elementary probability theory is also studied, and the Binomial and Normal distributions are introduced. Unit 6: Mechanics 1 - this unit introduces mathematical modelling in physical situations, and studies motion in one or two dimensions (including the constant acceleration equations), forces on static objects, Newton's Law of Motion, momentum and projectiles. Year 13 Students study a further 6 units to gain A Level Further Mathematics. These units will be chosen from a range of pure, statistics, mechanics and decision modules. Assessment No Coursework Examination (100%) Examining Board - AQA. Prohibited Options Statistics. Career and Progression Opportunities Students with Further Mathematics commonly take up top professional careers in a wide variety of areas. These include Insurance and Actuarial Work, Finance, Management, Operational Research, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Government, Medical or Pharmaceutical Statisticians, Business Analysts and others. This is a valuable option for students considering mathematics, Physics or Engineering degrees. Other Information None. Thsi information is correct for September 2010 entry.

Further Mathematics Overview We use a variety of teaching methods including problem solving in pairs and groups, teacher presentations, student presentations, modelling and solving real world problems, graphic calculators, study packs, specialised maths software. Course Outline Year 12 In this year the students study 6 units to gain A Level Mathematics. Unit 1 & 2: Core 1 and 2 - these cover the...

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