Further Mathematics at The Grange School
Further Mathematics A level is offered in conjunction
with Mathematics. This combination normally forms
two of your four option choices.
It is important to realise that the Further Mathematics
course is not is simply more mathematics at a similar
level to the single subject A level. Having gained a
working knowledge of the essentials, you go on to
study pure mathematics in much greater depth.
You will learn advanced techniques in areas such as differential equations,
integration and matrix theory which are fundamental to physics and engineering
at degree level and beyond. You will look at a wide variety of applied
mathematics, from simple harmonic motion to hypothesis testing and critical
path analysis. More time will be spent in proving results and you will learn to
think creatively and to look for elegance. The interconnectedness of seemingly
unrelated topics, which is one of the things that gives mathematics its beauty,
will start to become much more apparent.
Our standard academic entry requirements
into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:
¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the
four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;
¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE
(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see
evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;
¬ These results should be accompanied with
four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which
should include English and Mathematics if
they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;
¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results
should be at Grade C or above.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.