Further Mathematics A Level at Thomas Rotherham College (TRC)
A course for able mathematicians, which can only be taken in addition to Mathematics A Level. It is essential for studying Mathematics at Oxford and Cambridge.
Valuable support for Physics, other sciences and engineering.
This course involves doing A Level Mathematics in the first year, followed by A Level Further Mathematics in the second year. In the first year you will study the topics listed under A Level Mathematics and the second year includes the topics listed below:
Complex numbers, matrices, proof, conic sections, series expansions, polar co-ordinates, hyperbolic functions, further calculus and vectors. In addition you will study further applied topics from Statistics and Decision Mathematics.
Progression to the second year of the course will be dependent upon achievement in the examinations at the end of year 1.
Support is also provided for students preparing to take STEP or AEA papers where required for entry to university.
Students will be able to enter the UK Maths Challenge and will have the opportunity to attend a 'Mathematics Inspiration' roadshow. We also enter teams for the UK Maths Team Challenge and Pop Maths Quiz in Sheffield.
Grade 7 Maths.
Minimum average GCSE score required 5.
You will sit three 2 hour examinations at the end of year 1 to obtain your A-level in Mathematics, and another three 2 hour examinations at the end of year 2 to obtain your A-level in Further Mathematics.
A graphical calculator is essential, the purchase of a suitable model with the required probability distributions will be organised through the Maths department at a discounted rate of approximately £80.
This course will support entry to higher education in areas of Mathematics, Electronics, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Actuary, Stockbroker, Banking or Teacher.
To find out more about this qualification, visit the Maths Department at one of our Open Evenings or speak to school/college careers staff.
How to apply
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