Further Mathematics

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What’s it all about?

This course enables you to study for a second A Level called Further Mathematics, alongside the single Mathematics A Level – it is not possible to take Further Maths on its own.

This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your study of mathematics to include more pure mathematics plus a choice of options. It provides an excellent  background for studying mathematics, science subjects or engineering at university

What skills will I need to be successful?

You will use a variety of methods and techniques to help you develop and understand the concepts and techniques used. During lessons you will extend your ability to solve equations in more complex situations, learn more about drawing graphs and be introduced to calculus, which is the foundation stone of much
advanced mathematics. You will also use computer software to investigate series, functions and graphs, and solve practical problems in statistics, mechanics, or decision mathematics.

Where can it take me in the future?

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are highly regarded and provides strong support to any application for employment or further study. It is important to have studied Further Mathematics for some courses in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering at some universities. The applied units in mechanics and/or statistics are necessary for many courses in science and engineering. The statistics and decision mathematics studied is very useful for many courses in the social sciences.

The study of pure mathematics develops logical thinking and a systematic approach to problem solving – attributes which are highly valued in the workplace.