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Further Maths

What interests should I have if I want to follow this course?

Further Mathematics is an excellent choice for those students who believe that they will want to study a Mathematics related course after they leave school.   If you enjoy Physics then you should find the Mechanics module interesting and relevant. In Year 13 Further Maths you will study more Statistics, building upon that which was taught as part of Year 12 mathematics.

What will I learn about?

The Further Mathematics course will build on the modules studied for A level Mathematics. 

Year 1 Content

Further pure mathematics 1 


Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and Functions, Further calculus, Further vectors.

Further Mechanics 1

Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centre of mass , Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs.

Further Statistics 1

Discrete probability distributions, Poisson and Binomial distributions, Chi squared test.

Year 2 Content

Further Pure Mathematics 1 (25%, 1 hour 30 mins exam)

Proof, Complex numbers, Matrices, Further algebra and Functions, Further calculus, Further vectors. Same as AS module but assessed at A2 standard.

Further Pure Mathematics 2 (25%, 1 hour 30 mins exam)

An extension of the understanding from Further Pure 1 and additionally, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Differential equations.

Further Mechanics 1 (25%, I hour 30 mins exam)
Momentum and impulse, Collisions, Centre of mass , Work and energy, Elastic strings and springs.

Further Statistics 1 (25%, I hour 30 mins exam)

Linear regression, Statistical distributions (discrete), Statistical distributions (continuous), Correlation, Hypothesis testing, Chi squared tests.

What minimum qualifications will I need to start the courses?

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics.

What can I do when I complete my qualifications?

Mathematics A level with either AS level Further Mathematics, or A level Further Mathematics demonstrates a breadth of understanding in a variety of topics which lends itself to further study.
Degree courses with high mathematical content such as engineering, mathematics, statistics, computing etc would all benefit from your having studied to this level. Other candidates will feel they wish to embark on the additional modules to study an interest and further an ability in this subject without any particular course in mind.

Additional Information

Further Mathematics is timetabled separately to A level Mathematics. This means choosing A level Maths in one option block and Further Maths in another.

How can I find out more information?

If you have any further questions please contact Mr Hay in the Maths Department.