Further Maths AS/A Level

Further Maths AS/A Level

The Further Maths course builds on concepts studied in A-level Maths as well as branching out in other directions. Further Maths topics include complex numbers, matrices, hyperbolic functions and differential equations. It is possible for A level Maths students to take Further Maths AS in their second year. Students are strongly advised to take this course if they wish to study Maths or certain Engineering courses at university. Students will be encouraged to take part in individual and team Maths challenges at various times throughout the course. We also take students to a Maths lecture day, giving them the opportunity to hear about some current mathematical developments and applications.

Additional
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths is required, but an 8 or 9 is strongly recommended. In order to study Further Maths you must also be studying Maths. A keen interest in Maths is vital!
Assessment
The course is assessed through a set of final examinations.
Progression
Maths is a subject with many applications as well as providing a basis for further study in its own right. It will be a requirement for a variety of university courses, ranging from sciences and engineering to economics and aspects of computing. It will also be an advantage for many other university courses which have components of Maths or Statistics within them, for example Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Architecture and Design Technology. Research shows that those workers with qualifications in Maths earn more than those without. With increasing use of data analysis in many fields of work the opportunities for mathematically competent and confident employees will grow.