Further Mathematics

Course content
Paul MacDonald
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Course introduction

Paul MacDonald
A level Further Mathematics
When studying A Level Further Mathematics you go deeper into the theory of Maths; learning the material in a more stretching and challenging way. Further Maths enables students to broaden their knowledge of Maths and also study Maths to a level similar to that studied at university, and as such, students go to university better prepared.



Specific course entry requirements

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).

How will I be assessed?

100% Examination

What will I study?

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

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

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Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12

Where will this course lead me?

Mathematics courses at university, but Further Mathematics is useful for other degrees such as Engineering, Sciences, Economics, IT and Computing.
Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics
Elizabeth Salmon
Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics
Where next?
University of Birmingham – Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics

Nurturing rising talent

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.

Competitive sport

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.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey