Further Mathematics is an excellent opportunity for students who want to study the subject in greater depth. This A level course is very stimulating for students who take a high level of enjoyment from Mathematics. The course must be taken in tandem with A level Mathematics.
Students need a Grade 8/9 at GCSE with an excellent grasp of algebra.
The Further Pure modules build on the Pure modules studied in A level Mathematics, covering topics such as complex numbers, numerical methods, mathematical proof, series, polar coordinates and advanced trigonometry and Calculus.
Further Mathematics has a slightly heavier focus on the applied modules than A level Mathematics, with third of the modules being based on Core Pure, Further Pure and Decision Mathematics.
The A Level course (Year 12-13) consists of 3 units from the following:
- Core Pure Mathematics 1 and 2
- Further Pure Mathematics
- Decision Mathematics
All units are equally weighted and are assessed completely by examination.