A Level Further Mathematics at Fulford School
Further Mathematics is viewed by many universities as an important, if
not essential qualification for a wide range of science, engineering and
mathematical degree courses. In addition to this, students who have
studied Further Mathematics will find the transition to degree level
courses in fields such as mathematics, science and engineering much
easier than those who have not.
Students wishing to take Further Mathematics will experience a far wider
range of mathematical ideas than those studying for a single Mathematics
qualification. Students are challenged to form a deeper understanding of
the fundamental concepts of the subject.
The first year comprises an additional 3 units on top of the 3 units
needed for Mathematics. These are Mechanics, Statistics and Further
Pure 1. The content of Mechanics and Statistics are covered above. Topics
covered in the Further Pure 1 course include numerical methods for
solving equations, complex numbers and matrices.
In their second year, students will extend all 3 applied units (Mechanics,
Statistics and Decision) with a second module in each. They will also study
more Further Pure units exploring deep concepts of pure Mathematics
- Grade B in Maths
A Level qualifications in Further Mathematics are very valuable as a
supporting subject to many courses at A Level and degree level. The
skills acquired in Further Mathematics are widely used in areas as diverse
as the animation of video games, the logistics and trends in retailing and
the theory behind search engines such as Google.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fulford School directly.
Last updated date: 21 May 2015