Further Mathematics A Level at Smithdon High School
Students with a particularly strong aptitude for Mathematics ( gaining A or A* at GCSE) who wish to study a mathematically rich degree in the future should consider studying Further Mathematics at AS/A2 in addition to A2 Mat hematics. The course is structured and assessed in a similar way to AS/A2 Mathematics and is a second qualification. Studying Further Mathematics gives students a far wider range of mathematical topics than a single A Level in Mathematics. This includes complex numbers, matrices, group theory, Markov chains and much more. As a result students who have studied Further Mathematics find the transition to certain degree courses easier than other students .
The assessment structure is identical to AS/A2 Mathematics, but the Numerical Methods module includes a piece of coursework.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Smithdon High School directly.