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Further Mathematics A Level at Fairfax School

Course description

Further Mathematics is an enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding subject to study. It extends and develops the study of pure and applied mathematics begun at A Level Mathematics. The course focuses on solving problems, looks how certain methods can be applied in areas such as engineering and computing and looks in depth at applied modules. It is intended for those with a particular interest in, and aptitude for, the subject and recommended for those who intend to study Mathematics at University. Those with an interest in engineering, physics and natural sciences will also find the course useful. Universities value a qualification in Further Mathematics very highly and you will gain a head start in your undergraduate studies.

Course content

Summing series, Matrices and transformations, Mathematical induction, Complex numbers, Roots of polynomial equations, Modulus and argument. Differentiating inverse and Integration of trigonometric functions, Hyperbolic functions, Series and integrals,


Algorithms, Graphs and networks, Minimum connector problems.

Matching, Network Flows, Critical path analysis, Dynamic programming, Game theory.

The motion of projectiles, Work, energy and power, Centre of mass, Impulse and restitution, Strategies for problem-solving.

Continuous random variables, Normal and Poisson distribution, Hypothesis testing: continuous and discrete variable.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for Further Mathematics would be a grade 8 desirable at GCSE but a grade 7 at GCSE would be considered on an individual basis, in addition, students must also study Mathematics.


Examinations in each of the modules will take place at the end of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fairfax School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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