Further Maths will really excite and challenge you, giving you the opportunity to develop your thinking skills, mathematical modelling ability and appreciation of the subject in a new and enjoyable way. This subject is challenging and academically demanding but will provide you with a wealth of opportunities.
The first year covers all A Level Maths topics which build upon your GCSE knowledge and provide the building blocks for all the other modules and branches of mathematics. You also study some of the applications of maths. In mechanics you will look at topics such as kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws, while in statistics you learn about statistical distributions and hypothesis testing. During your second year you will study the Further Maths topics covering core and pure mathematics, further statistics and further mechanics.
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Grade 7 or above in maths is essential, plus four GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including English.
You will be assessed through written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exams will consist of three A Level maths papers and four further maths papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
All students must have a scientific calculator, (we use Casio models) these can be purchased via the College online store when you enrol.
A Level further maths is highly valued by employers in a wide range of industries as evidence of your ability to solve problems and learn new skills. Many of our students go on to study courses with a high mathematical content at university, such as engineering, finance, mathematics, computing etc. Some students have also applied for Apprenticeships.