Further Maths - A Level
Special Entry Requirements:
In addition to the A Level entry requirements you will need a minimum of grade 7 in GCSE Maths
Further Mathematics is a second A level in Maths. Students take Further Mathematics in addition to an A-level Mathematics course. It is an advantage, and for some Universities essential if you intend studying maths at university, and is well respected as a fourth A level indicating good study skills, dedication and an enquiring mind. You will be spending 9 hours in mathematics lessons each week, so a love of maths is essential!
Further Maths students have the opportunity to take part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
Throughout the course you will study the following:
In the first year you will study topics in pure mathematics such as proof, complex numbers, matrices, algebra and functions, calculus and vectors as well as applied maths options involving further study in mechanics and statistics
In the second year you will advance your pure mathematics studies with topics in complex numbers, further algebra and functions, further calculus, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions and differential equations alongside applied mathematics studies including centres of mass, circular motion, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals.
AS Further Mathematics is assessed by two written exams (1 hour and 30 minutes each) and A-Level Further Mathematics by four 1 hour 30 minute exams at the end of the two years.
Career opportunities for students who study A-level Further Mathematics include: computer science, industry, accountancy, finance, economics, insurance, healthcare, medicine, veterinary science and engineering.