Maths & Further Maths
Mathematics is a vital tool in our increasingly technical world.
It provides us with the ability to recognise patterns and teaches us how to think logically. It plays an important role in many aspects of modern life, from protecting our details online to predicting the next stock market crash.
As Mathematics has such a wide variety of important applications, there is a constant demand for well-trained mathematicians in a wide range of jobs. These can range from computer programmers, aircraft designers, statisticians, meteorologists, company manages, actuaries, engineers, accountants, teachers to researchers discovering the mathematics behind the next revolutionary piece of technology.
A Level Mathematics:
A Level Mathematics consists of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. Students who wish to embark on this course will need to have competent algebra skills and have the confidence to use the techniques learnt at GCSE. They should be able to work on their own and have the ability to apply given knowledge to a variety of problems. For these reasons, we strongly advise that A level mathematics should have achieved a grade 8 or 9 in their IGCSE exam.
A Level Further Mathematics:
A Level Further Mathematics must be studied in conjunction with A Level Mathematics and will therefore count as a 4th A Level option. In addition to content studied in A Level Mathematics, students will also study Core Pure, Further Pure, Further Mechanics and Decision Mathematics. Due to the challenging nature of this course, we strongly advise that students should have achieved a grade 9 in their IGCSE exam, as well as an A* in their Further Maths GCSE (if offered by your school).
A more detailed syllabus is available from the mathematics department.
Mr G J Sillience
Head of Mathematics