Further Mathematics develops the knowledge acquired during the A Level course and introduces new concepts. Much like the A Level course, the Further Mathematics course consists of three strands: Further Pure, Further Mechanics and Decision. Students will be introduced to a wide range of new content including matrices, complex numbers, advanced differential functions, linear programming and mechanics of collisions.
What are the entry requirements?
To study further mathematics at this level, you will need to have a grade 7 or better in GCSE mathematics, in addition to the general entry requirements. All students will enrol on AS but there is an option for full A Level in Year 2. Also, it is available to 2nd year maths students who wish to pick up an extra AS.
What opportunities will this lead to?
A Level Mathematics is widely regarded as a strong A Level discipline and forms part of the requisite A Level entry requirements for many degree courses. A Level Mathematics will enable students to progress on to further education in scientific and engineering fields. The inclusion of an A Level in Further Mathematics offers opportunities into careers where more in depth Mathematics knowledge is required, such as Computer Science, Statistics and Economics.
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