Further Mathematics A Level at John Taylor High School Academy
Running alongside the A-Level Mathematics course students will study a range of additional pure and applied topics. The following are a selection of the Pure topics that will be studied in Further Maths: Complex numbers, Further Algebra and Functions, Further Calculus, Further Vectors, Polar coordinates, Hyperbolic functions, Proof, Matrices, Differential equations, Trigonometry and Coordinate geometry.
The applied topics are to be taken from further Mechanics and Decision Maths. Mechanics will include Dimensional Analysis, Momentum and Collisions, Work, Energy and Power, Circular Motion, Centres of Mass and Moments. Decision Maths will include Graphs and Graph Theory (not graphs as you know it from GCSE), Networks, Network Flows, Linear Programming, Critical Path Analysis, Binary Operations and Group Theory.
Further Maths is currently taught in 5 Enrichment Periods. You will have two teachers teaching either 3 or 2 x 50min lessons per week. As this subject is taken as an additional qualification there will be considerable demands on your time and you will need to be an organised, dedicated Maths student and prepared to work hard. Prior to starting on the A Level course students are expected to complete the same Summer Transition Booklet as A-Level Maths students.
This qualification is linear.
Further Maths is highly regarded by Universities and Employers who recognise it is the only A-Level Qualification whose pre-requisite is that you study another A-Level, that being Maths. As well as for many Maths course more universities are asking for Further Maths for Engineering and other non-Maths specific courses.
Students can pursue degrees in Engineering, IT, Medicine, Media, Computer Games, Finance, Teaching, Food Technology, Graphics, Transport and the Environment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Taylor High School Academy directly.