Further Mathematics

Course Summary:

Further Mathematics explores the topics introduced in A Level Mathematics to a greater depth and introduces brand new topics that do not follow on from GCSE maths. As with A Level Mathematics you will study topics in three areas: pure maths, mechanics and statistics. Pure maths includes complex numbers, matrices and polar coordinates. Mechanics includes collisions, energy and circular motion. Statistics includes the Poisson distribution, contingency tables and continuous random variables. Further Mathematics must be studied alongside A level Mathematics and so half your timetable will be taken up with maths lessons. You will have two maths classes, two sets of maths homework and two sets of maths exams.

Please be aware that you will need to study Maths alongside Further Maths.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • University of Manchester – Mathematics
  • University of Manchester – Computer Science
  • University of Aberdeen – Chemical Engineering
  • London School of Economics – Economics
  • University of Cambridge – Engineering
  • University of Oxford – Mathematics

Career destinations:

Further Mathematics will prepare you for studying Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at university, and will open up careers in Accountancy, Engineering, Finance and Actuarial Science.

Entry Requirements:

A grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics is essential.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 and Year 2 100% exam

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