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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

Further Maths

Further Maths

Edexcel

Year 12

Year 13

Core Pure Maths 1: Complex numbers, matrices, roots of polynomials.  Pure maths with plenty of algebra. Useful for Engineering and Maths degrees.

 

And a choice of two of the following four units:

 

Further Pure: Vectors, Conic sections, Inequalities, Numerical methods, differential equations

 

Further Mechanics:  Kinematics, forces, momentum

Complements the Mechanics studied at the start of the Physics course.

 

Further Statistics:  Distributions

A step on from Statistics 1, this module looks at how naturally occurring phenomena can be modelled.

 

Decision

Assessment

Two exams of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Core Pure Maths 2: Rational functions, polar graphs, numerical methods.  Pure Maths mainly looking at the algebra around graphs and trigonometry

 

 

And a choice of two of the following four units:

 

 

Further Pure: Vectors, Conic sections, Inequalities, Numerical methods, differential equations

 

 

Further Mechanics:  Centre of mass, energy, work and power, projectiles. Again, complementing the A level Physics course, this module looks at more complex motion, a good preparation for Mechanical Engineering.

 

 

Further Statistics:  Distributions

A step on from Statistics 1, this module looks at how naturally occurring phenomena can be modelled.

 

 

 Decision

Assessment

Four exams of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Teaching of Further Maths:

Further Maths is available to students whose average GCSE grade is 8 or above and only as a fourth A Level. Students will sit the AS examination in Year 12 and, if they wish to complete the full A Level, Year 13 will be taught online with  live tutorials conducted in school and led by the Advanced Maths Support Programme https://amsp.org.uk/ . Students will be expected to work independently in preparation for their tutorials and their progress will be monitored by the online tutor and their Maths teachers.  

Links Well With:

Further Maths links particularly well with Physics, Chemistry and Product Design.

Progression Routes:

Engineering, Mathematics at university

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade 8 Maths. It is essential that students are able to work independently and prepare for their online tutorials in advance as well as submitting homework to deadline using https://integralmaths.org/