Further Mathematics A Level at Rugby High School
Further Mathematics incorporates all of the A level course and you will spend the year do The pure course is expanded to include matrices, complex numbers, differential equations and proof. It starts to deal more explicitly with the concept of infinity.
The remaining applied content will be determined in consultation with the groups but is likely to include elements of decision mathematics which from 2017 will only be covered in Further Mathematics.
To opt for Further Mathematics you need to pick Further Mathematics in the option Block. You do not need to pick Maths and Further Maths separately as Further Maths is taught within the block structure and during some of the Enrichment time. You will achieve 2 A levels.
As well as the 3 exams required for the Mathematics A level part of the course you will have an extra 4 exams (2 Further pure and 2 Options) of 1.5 hours each.
If you opt for Double Mathematics (i.e. both Mathematics A level and Further Mathematics A level) you should have at least a grade 7 at GCSE Mathematics although an 8 would be advisable.
Further Mathematics A level is particularly valuable to students who intend to read Mathematics or Mathematics related courses at a university. It is always taken in addition to A level Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rugby High School directly.