College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum Grade 7.A Level Further Mathematics and A Level Mathematics make up Double Mathematics and must be studied together (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
In addition to the topics covered within the A Level Mathematics course, Further Mathematics students also study:
+ Imaginary numbers – How negative numbers can have square roots and what the consequences are. This is applied in complex calculus and is unexpectedly useful in Electrical Engineering
+ Maclaurin’s Series – The Maths behind how values of sines, cosines and tangents are found
+ Polar Co-ordinates – How more complex functions can be graphed and their areas calculated
+ Second Order Differential Equations – The Maths behind the stability of static and dynamics structures such as bridges and aircraft
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.
There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.