In Year 1, AS Further Mathematics students study three units. Unit 1 is Further Pure Mathematics, Unit 2 is Further Statistics and Unit 3 is Further Mechanics. AS Further Mathematics is only available to students who are also taking AS Mathematics in Year 1 or to students who have passed AS Mathematics.
In Year 2, A Level Further Mathematics students study two units. Unit 4 is Further Pure Mathematics (compulsory) and either Unit 5 which is Further Statistics or Unit 6 which is Further Mechanics.
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Grade A grade at GCSE in Mathematics is required.
Formative assessments consist of classroom exercises and homework which students are required to do to consolidate the techniques and skills that they learn in class.
They also do tests under examination conditions to prepare themselves for the external examinations.
Final formal assessment consists of 1.5 hour written papers that they take in each of the six modules studied in Year 1 and 1.5 hour written papers that they take in each of the six modules studied in Year 2.
Further study at university. A Level Further Mathematics is often a requirement for degrees in mathematics, physics or engineering.
Students will need a standard scientific calculator.
There will be opportunities to attend occasional talks on mathematical topics organized by various Institutions, one of which is Swansea University Mathematics Department.
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