Further Mathematics is widely recognised by university departments in the sciences, engineering, computing and mathematics, the so called ‘STEM’ subjects, as one of the most demanding and useful AS/A level subjects. Taking Further Mathematics is a great way for students to show that they have that something extra.
Further Mathematics explores new, more sophisticated mathematical concepts which extend and deepen mathematical understanding, uncovering links between different areas of the subject. It promotes logical reasoning and provides the skills to communicate mathematical arguments clearly and to select the best solution strategy. Further Mathematics is particularly suitable for those students who enjoy and have a natural aptitude for mathematics. Students are strongly advised to take this subject if they are intending to study Mathematics or Engineering at university, or subjects such as Chemistry at Oxbridge.
Lower Sixth Edexcel AS Further Mathematics and Upper Sixth Edexcel A 2 Further Mathematics cover key methods in the Core Pure Mathematics module, alongside the choice of additional Applied modules.
Core Pure Maths – includes proof, complex numbers, calculus, vectors, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions, differential equations.
The additional modules can then be selected from Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Mathematics modules.
Comprehensive support is provided to Mathematics Degree applicants, including preparation for the Oxbridge entrance exams using STEP papers and interview practice.
Years 12 & 13 compete in the Senior Maths Challenge and the Senior Maths Team Challenge, which pit our pupils’ abilities to solve intriguing problems against the best mathematicians in the country.
The department’s teaching is predominantly based in three rooms, all equipped with interactive teaching screens, student mini-whiteboards and a variety of classroom teaching resources. The department subscribes to a number of websites to support the teaching and learning of Mathematics, and these are accessible to all students both in college and at home.