Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a strong ability in Maths and enjoy the challenge of problem-solving and abstract mathematical concepts. Further Maths will include matrices, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, momentum and collisions, circular motion, continuous random variables and chi squared tests.

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?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Have enthusiasm for and an interest in Mathematics
  • Have natural ability at Mathematics
  • 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
  • Would like to progress in a Maths related career

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by exams. The Compulsory Units are: 

  • Complex Numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Further Calculus
  • Further Vectors
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Hyperbolic Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differential Equations
  • Trigonometry and Numerical Methods
  • Binary Operations and Group Theory
  • Centres of Mass and Moments
  • Binary Operations and Group Theory
The Optional Units are:  Mechanics
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Momentum and Collisions Work
  • Energy and Power
  • Circular Motion
  • Discrete Random Variables and Expectation
  • Poisson Distribution
  • Type 1 and Type 2 Errors
  • Continuous Random Variables
  • Chi Square Tests
  • Graphs
  • Networks
  • Network Flows
  • Linear Programming
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Game Theory for Zero Sum Games
  • Binary Operations

A Level

Course Leader:
Ian Thompson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 7 in Maths and an average GCSE points score of 5.9 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by exams.