What Is Further Maths?
A Level Further Maths continues to build on the maths learnt in Maths A level exploring more complex algebra and calculus as well as building on the applied maths. The two A levels are taught together so the students get to experience some further maths topics early in the course like complex numbers and roots of polynomials. Students will experience new topics such as De Moivre’s Theorem and matrices that they have not met before in GCSE as well as building on their prior knowledge of topics like trigonometry into the calculus of inverse trigonometry and hyperbolics. In addition, students get to develop their use of pure mathematics in a more applied setting such as the use of differential equations in mechanics.
What Will I Be Studying?
Over the course of two years you will study both A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics together in one dedicated class.
50% Core Pure Mathematics
50% Applied Mathematics
Students will develop excellent problem solving skills and be able to apply their gained knowledge in various scenarios. In addition, students will be able to represent their work in a logical and well thought out manner.
The careers students can go in to with Further Maths and Maths A level are wide ranging. As it is a strongly facilitating subject that is desirable in many fields. These include engineering, computing, physics, accountancy, banking, law, chemistry and economics.
Possible careers include:
- Accountancy / Banking
- Meteorology / Weather Forecasting
- Insurance / Economist
- Medicine / Pharmacy / Dentistry