A Level Further Mathematics at Lady Margaret School
This course builds on the subject content of A Level Mathematics so you must also be studying AS Mathematics. In Pure Mathematics new and established topics are considered further; for example, complex numbers, matrix algebra, differential equations, Maclaurin and Taylor series. In Statistics, mathematical models are applied to probability and statistics and Decision Mathematics includes some more unusual topics such as critical path analysis and networks. (This course may be taken as an AS Level).
The course extends the range of mathematical skills and techniques learnt. It encourages and develops an understanding of the coherence and progression in Mathematics and how different areas of Mathematics can be connected.
A Level Further Mathematics assumes that students will use the mathematical background and expertise developed in A Level Mathematics, thus a high degree of motivation and interest is needed. You must have a genuine interest in the subject in order to get the most from the course. An A* at GCSE is preferred.
The course is modular and consists of a combination of units comprising:
Students regularly go on to University to read for a Mathematics degree.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Margaret School directly.