Further Maths A-Level at New College Pontefract
If you choose to study Year 12 or Year 13 Further Maths you must also be studying Year 12 and Year 13 Mathematics. The time commitment is doubled so it is essential that you really do enjoy, and are good at, Maths. It gives you the opportunity to study all the applied maths options, Statistics and Mechanics to a greater depth. In addition, three extra units of Pure Maths are offered. If you are considering applying for Maths at university you are strongly advised to take this course.
summation of series; reduction to linear form; roots of polynomial equations; complex numbers; matrices; algebra and graphs.
Forces; equilibrium; kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; momentum.
Centre of mass; circular motion; energy, work and power, use of differential equations.
To complete Year 13 studies in Further Mathematics, students will need to study module FP3 together with module FP4 and S2 giving six modules in total.
There may be the option to study an additional module, FP2, which would give added depth and breadth, as well as added flexibility, when aggregating the A-Level.
Complex numbers and de Moivre’s theorem, loci in the complex plane, roots of polynomials, hyperbolics.
Differential equations, Maclaurin series, polar geometry.
Continuous random variables; normal distribution; Poisson distribution; hypothesis tests.
Matrices, determinants, linear equations, vector product, eigenvectors.
Level 4 English Language and Level 8 Maths
Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.
Mathematics is a much sought after qualification for entry to a wide variety of careers and Higher Education courses. Examples include Accountancy, Law, Teaching, Engineering, IT, Medicine, Mathematics and Computing.
For students applying to study Mathematics at highly competitive universities (such as Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick), Further Maths will often be expected, alongside Mathematics and two other full A Levels.
What skills do I need?
- Excellent algebraic skills
- Great enthusiasm for Mathematics
- To be able to produce high quality and detailed written Mathematics
How will I be taught?
The subject will be taught by three teachers using a variety of methods, including individual and group work.
Some students choose to pick up AS Further Maths in Year 13
What materials will I need to purchase?
A graphical calculator will be needed for this course and students will be able to purchase them at a discounted rate in September.
Further Maths is for you if: You have real flair for maths, you want it to take up two subject choices and you’re considering maths or a maths related course at university.
Further Maths is not for you if: You are not an exceptionally committed and passionate mathematician - it’s too challenging to ‘coast’ through.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.