Why study this subject?
Further Mathematics is a second mathematics qualification. The course is ideal for students wishing to pursue Mathematics or a course containing a substantial mathematical content such as Engineering or Physics, at degree level. It is a demanding course, requiring students to have good mathematical skills, indicated initially by having achieved a grade 8 or 9 at GCSE, followed by successful achievement at A-level Mathematics. Students must be prepared to undertake some independent learning with teacher support.
If you have enjoyed higher tier GCSE Mathematics and have an interest in Problem solving and working with numbers this could be the A level for you. It is an excellent subject to support Higher Education application choices, particularly in Mathematics, Engineering and Physics.
What will the subject include?
Students will extend on the following topics from A-level mathematics
Pure Mathematics – Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Calculus.
Statistics – Data Handling, Probability Theory and Hypothesis Testing.
Mechanics – the Mathematics for Physics.
Where will it lead?
A-level mathematics and further mathematics will lead to studying at degree level particularly in mathematics, science, engineering and computing. It is can also lead to work as an accountant or statistician.
Which other subjects complement this subject?
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Business Studies, Psychology.
Subject specific requirements?
Minimum level 8 in GCSE Mathematics
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