Maths at The Sir John Colfox School
The aim the of A level course is to provide a balanced and integrated study of Advanced Mathematics and to master some techniques necessary for 'problem solving'.
Traditionally Mathematics has ben divided in to two main categories - Core Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Nowadays a good deal of this is needed for a wide range of applications, particularly Sciences and Engineering.
The Applied Mathematics is in two modules - one Mechanics and one Statistics.
In Further Mathematics a further application is studied. This is Decision Mathematics which covers algorithms and techniques useful for programming, problem solving and business applications.
Experience indicates that students with an A at Higher Level GCSE cope best with the demands of this course. Students who have gained a B may find it a challenging task.
Students considering Further Maths should have at least an A grade at GCSE and should discuss this course with the Head of Department.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sir John Colfox School directly.