Further Maths A Level
What will I learn?
Candidates will traditionally learn all the content from A Level Maths in Year 1 followed by Further Maths content in Year 2.
Complex Numbers, Matrices, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors, Polar Coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions, Coordinate Geometry
Optional Application 1 – Mechanics
Dimensional Analysis, Momentum and Collisions, Work, Energy and Power, Circular Motion
Optional Application 2 – Statistics
Discrete Random Variables and Expectation, Poisson Distribution, Type 1 and Type 2 Errors, Continuous Random Variables, Chi Square Tests
Optional Application 3 – Discrete
Graphs, Networks, Network Flows, Linear Programming, Critical Path Analysis, Game Theory for Zero Sum Games, Binary Operations
Compulsory Content extended from 1st Year, plus:
Differential Equations, Trigonometry and Numerical Methods
Mechanics Material from 1st Year, plus:
All material from Discrete extended, plus: Binary Operations and Group Theory
Statistics Material from 1st Year, plus:
Centres of Mass and Moments
All material from Discrete, plus:
Binary Operations and Group Theory.
GCSE Maths at grade 7 or above and a GCSE points average of 5.9.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
For A Level candidates sit two 2-hour exams on compulsory content plus the choice of a 2-hour exam on either Discrete and Statistics or Statistics and Mechanics or Mechanics and Discrete.
Additional Learning Opportunities
There is the opportunity to take part in a national Mathematics competition as well as attending the popular Scary Maths classes that take place at lunchtime.
Who is this course aimed at?
Further Mathematics is attractive to students who:
- have enthusiasm for and an interest in Mathematics
- have natural ability at Mathematics and enjoy the subject
- enjoy the theoretical aspects of the subject, and are keen to pursue this theory to more abstract concepts
- are interested in a career which has a high mathematical or logical content
- enjoy problem-solving
Mathematics is highly valued in careers including retail, banking, accountancy, engineering and other science routes and also complements studies in humanities and social sciences.
Students who wish to progress to a Mathematics-related degree should consider the Further Maths Option.
- A Level
- 2 Years