It is taken in addition to A level maths.
You will study three areas of mathematics: -Further Pure Mathematics, Further Statistics and Further Mechanics.
Concepts studied during A level maths are developed to cope with more challenging situations and new ideas are introduced to widen the range of problems you can deal with.
Algebraic methods - proof
Algebraic and partial fractions
Functions and modelling
Sequences and series
The binomial theorem
sec, cosec and cot
Regression, correlation and hypothesis testing
Application of Forces
Roots of Polynomials
Volumes of Revolution
Proof by Induction
Volumes of Revolution
Modelling with Differential Equations
Discrete Probability Distributions
Poisson and Binomial Distributions
Geometric and Negative Binomial Distributions
The Central Limit Theorem
Chi Squared Tests
Probability Generating Functions
Quality of Tests
Momentum and Impulse
Work, Energy and Power
Elastic Springs and Strings
Elastic Collisions in One Dimension
Two Dimensional Collisions
A Level exam structure
A 2-year linear programme of study. Four exams taken at the end of year 13
Paper 1- Core Pure maths (1.5 hours) -75 marks
Paper 2- Core Pure maths (1.5 hours) -75 marks
Paper 3- FS1 (1.5 hours)- 75 marks
Paper 4- FM1 (1.5hours)- 75 marks
Naturally it enables students to progress onto Maths degrees, but it also opens the door to Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Actuarial Science at the best universities in the world.
Our Further Maths alumni currently work in the following area/roles:
Mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chartered accountancy, consultancy, project management, financial trading, teacher, actuary, doctor, dentist, optician, physiotherapist, radiologist, data research officer, research fellow at Cambridge, microbiologist, merchant banker, overseas banking and many more prestigious occupations.
PrerequisitesGCSE Grade 7 to 9 with a teacher recommendation if you have a Grade 7.
Good subject combinationsPhysics, Geography, Biology, Sociology, Chemistry and Psychology.
What do students say about your course?
"I am currently reading Mathematics at Cambridge University. The Maths Department encouraged me to be an independent learner. I was able to work at a pace that suited me with students of a similar ability level thanks to the way further maths is timetabled. My teachers were always not only knowledgeable but humorous and approachable."