Course Level: AS Level
Exam Board: Edexcel
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Entry requirements: GCSE Maths grade 7. A number of termly internal assessments will take place across the academic year and learners will need to score a minimum of Grade D in their Summer PPE’s for progression onto Year 2.
The Pearson Edexcel GCE AS in Further Mathematics is a two year course and consists of two externally-examined papers.
Mathematics is a key component of many jobs and degree courses, from genetics and geography to economics, finance, accounting and computing. Recent research suggests that people with A Level Mathematics can earn 10% more than colleagues with similar qualifications. LDE UTC learners have gone to a wide range of UK universities to study this subject.
People with maths degrees and other qualifications can go into: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, the civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few. Specific job roles include actuary, business analyst, software engineer, technology analyst, information engineer, speech technology researcher, and maths teacher.
Jobs in the mathematical sciences - that is, careers that studying maths at university prepares you for directly - tend to be very well paid. The combination of a skills shortage and a growing need for maths skills means more and more employers are on the look out for maths graduates.
Only 7 in 100 maths graduates are unemployed 6 months after graduating.
Year 12 books
Core Pure Maths Year 1 ISBN-10: 1292183330
Further Mechanics FM1 ISBN-10: 1292183314
Further Mechanics FM2 ISBN-10: 1292183322