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Mathematics and Further Mathematics

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Level: TWO-YEAR A Level
Exam Board: AQA
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What do I need to study this course?

A Level Mathematics: You will need GCSE Maths at grade 6

A Level Further Mathematics: You will need GCSE Maths at grade 7 and a strong GCSE profile


What will I study?

A Level Mathematics

The A level Mathematics course builds on the skills, knowledge and techniques you have studied at GCSE. You will develop your understanding of mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. You will use mathematical argument and reasoning together with mathematical language and proof. You will study topics from the fields of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The increased importance of the use of technology means all students will need a graphical calculator for this course. Assessment at the end of the two years is by three x two hour exams.

A Level Further Mathematics

This is ideal for those who are particularly interested in mathematics, are highly competent with algebraic manipulation and are considering Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or Actuarial Science degrees. You will study topics in further pure mathematics and the applied areas of mechanics and discrete mathematics. Students will sit the AS examination at the end of one year and then the full A level exam at the end of two years.


What next?

A Level Mathematics

Students from Notre Dame progress to a range of universities including Russell Group institutions. As well as mathematical degree courses, A Level Maths enables you to progress on to degree courses and careers in Medicine, Engineering, Business, Programming, Physics and many others.

A level Further Mathematics

A number of A level Further Maths students go on to study a mathematical course at university. These courses can include Maths, Engineering, Computing, Economics and Physics. Some prestigious universities require students to have studied A Level Further Maths to be accepted on to the courses mentioned and all universities would consider it highly desirable.

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