Initially entered for an AS level, this course will typical be your 4th subject with A Level Mathematics being one of the other 3. A strong grade at AS Level will mean you are able to progress to the second year and sit the full A Level.
The course will look at more advanced mathematics that will prepare you for higher study in Maths, Physics, Engineering or Specified Computer Science. The course is extremely fast paced and demanding and will offer an exciting challenge to those who achieved top grades at GCSE.
You will attend 3 lessons each week that gradually unpick advanced core topics such as complex numbers, matrices and vectors. You must be very confident with algebraic manipulation and prepared to work on problems outside of lesson.
Once enough core maths has been covered we will move on to advanced mechanics. You will learn about energy and equations of motions whilst applying it to various physical set ups including successive oblique collisions and Simple Harmonic Motion.
You will need a minimum of grade 7 in Maths.
You will need to be taking A Level Maths as one of your other options.
AS Further Maths- 2 exams at the end of year 1:
- Core Further Maths
- Further Mechanics
A Level Further Maths- 4 exams at the end of year 2:
- Core Further Maths 1
- Core Further Maths 2
- Further Mechanics 1
- Further Mechanics 2
The course is incredibly beneficial for those wishing to study maths or physics at university. For those wishing to study at the best ranked universities, it is essential.
For those not sure about their subject choice at university, the course is still a challenging and enjoyable look in to what maths is really about and is suitable for strong mathematicians who enjoy problem solving.