This course is designed for people who really enjoy tackling the toughest mathematical problems and who are fascinated by all things "mathematical", spanning algebra, geometry and number. Students who take Further Maths spend twice as much time studying Mathematics, and gain the A-level in Mathematics AND another A-level in Further Mathematics at the end of two years.
With such a large commitment to the subject, students need to be deeply interested in Maths and determined to work through challenging problems. They generally have exceptionally strong mathematical ability. As the course counts as two choices but in one subject area, Further Maths students should take a four A-level programme in total.
The Further Maths course includes all of the content of the A-level Maths course - please see the Mathematics page for details.
To complete the Further Maths A-level, additional topics are covered, mostly in the second year. These include:
- Differential equations
- More advanced calculus
- Polar co-ordinates
- Complex numbers
- More advanced statistics and mechanics
Assessment is at the end of the course by written examinations:
- For the A-level Maths there are three papers.
- For the A-level in Further Maths, we anticipate that there will be three more examinations
I enjoy Maths, which is imperative if you plan on taking this subject and I believe that it will give me a better chance of getting into a good university. The teachers are great as they help you get into the understanding of the subject rather than just knowing what the answer is.