Further Mathematics

A Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Year 1

The qualification is both deeper and broader than A level Mathematics. As well as building on algebra and calculus introduced in A level Mathematics, the A level Further Mathematics core content introduces complex numbers and matrices, fundamental mathematical ideas with wide applications in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences and computing. The non-core content includes different options that can enable students to specialise in areas of mathematics that are particularly relevant to their interests and future aspirations.

Year 2

Year 2 A level Further Maths builds on mathematics core content studied in year 1 and continues to develop ideas around calculus, complex numbers and a variety of functions. The non-core content again includes different options to build on some of the applied areas of mathematics.

Curriculum:

As a student of Maths you will develop your knowledge, reasoning and analytical skills and the ability to solve problems through a variety of different lessons. You will have success in all Maths lessons you attend and will have many lightbulb moments as you discover new ideas and understanding of those new ideas. You will develop a greater understanding of the use of Maths in the wider world and will understand how this may relate to you in your future career.

Progression

Further Maths A level could lead to degrees in Mathematics, Physics, Computing, Engineering and prepares students for further employment in highly mathematical disciplines.

Careers

Actuary; accountant; aeronautical engineer; financial risk analyst; investment analyst; investment banker; meteorologist; operational researcher; research scientist; statistician; systems developer; teacher.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics. You must take A level Maths.

Assessment

100% Examination, marked externally.

Opportunities for work related activities

Pure and applied university taster sessions. Engineering, Robotics and Statistics days. Operational research study including the chance to enter national competitions.