Why Should You Take This Course?
Students who take Further Mathematics demonstrate a strong commitment to their studies, as well as learning Mathematics that eases the transition to any Mathematics-related degree. For someone who enjoys Mathematics, it provides a challenge & a chance to explore new & more sophisticated mathematical concepts. Please note, Maths with Further Maths counts as two A Level options.
Algebra and functions, Co-ordinate geometry, Sequences and series, Differentiation, Integration, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Numerical methods and Vectors, Complex numbers, Numerical solution of equations, Coordinate systems, Matrix algebra, Proof, Inequalities, Differential equations, Vectors, Hyperbolic functions.
During the two years the following applications
- Statistics, which includes Statistical models, Data representation and summary, Probability, Correlation and regression, Discrete and continuous random variables.
- Mechanics, which includes Mechanical models, Vectors, Kinematics, Particle dynamics, Statics of particles and rigid bodies.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the first year you will sit exams that make up an AS in Maths and an AS in Further Maths. These will not count towards your 2 A Levels in the second year.
Are there any special expenses?
Students are advised to provide a graphical calculator and have access to a computer. As a minimum a Casio FX991EX is required.
What could I do next?
A Further Mathematics qualification of at least AS Level is desirable for many careers and a number of Higher Education Courses, including Engineering, Maths and Physics.