This course is ideal if you have a passion for Mathematics and want to develop your knowledge beyond the content of the A Level Maths qualification.
Students studying this subject are challenged through exploring new and more sophisticated algebra concepts. Topics include:
- Algorithms and computational maths
- Algebraic proof
- Complex numbers
- Summation of series
- Vector geometry
- Differential equations
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths.
Further Mathematics focuses upon providing you with a deeper understanding of Maths, designed to extend and challenge gifted Mathematicians. Under the guidance of teachers you will extend your knowledge of algebra, use techniques to optimise flow through a network and learn how to write functions as infinitely long sums – all of which are crucial scientific concepts.
Group work and one to one support will help you to explore these exciting concepts, taking your mathematical aptitude to a higher level and developing your logical, numerical and problem solving skills in the process.
Students who opt for Further Mathematics generally intend to progress to university to study subjects such as Mathematics or Physics, but it is also essential to a wide range of degrees such as Engineering and Computing. This A Level is perfect for students who also study A Level Computer Science.
Good to Know
Some prestigious university courses require you to have a Further Mathematics qualification and others may even adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Mathematics, according to the Further Mathematics Support Programme.