Further Mathematics - AS / A level at Ipswich School
For more than two thousand years, mathematics has played a part in the human search for understanding and this continues today. Whether it be modelling air flow for aeroplanes, developing supercomputers, analysing the impact of population growth, constructing sports stadiums or finding voting trends in politics - mathematics is everywhere and continues to be fresh, relevant and impossible to ignore.
The ‘Double Maths’ student takes all six modules in Year 12 and a further six in Year 13 where some flexibility in topic areas is often possible.
Students who wish to study Mathematics at AS or A level will preferably have an A grade or higher at GCSE entry, or an equivalent qualification. Further Mathematicians should be individuals of proven mathematical prowess.
Maths A level is highly regarded by universities for a broad spectrum of disciplines and should certainly be considered by students with aspirations to study Medicine, Pharmacology, Finance, Computing, Economics, Accounting or Architecture to name but a few. Further Mathematics would benefit those students with an interest in studying Maths, Engineering and Physics at university.
In general, though, it should be noted that Mathematics is an extremely marketable A level regardless of a students' future career direction, and should not be seen as a subject exclusively for those individuals with a leaning towards the sciences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ipswich School directly.