Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Hampstead School
This is the first year of the new A level in Further Mathematics. 50% of the content is prescribed, and will be covered by all exam boards. The remaining content is made up of optional units.
Compulsory Content: Complex Numbers, matrices, proof by induction, further vectors, further calculus, hyperbolic functions, and differential equations.
You will also study some opinion content which will include some of: further statistics including discrete random variables, bivariate data and chi-squared tests; further mechanics including impulse, momentum, energy, work and power; modelling with algorithms, including networks and linear programming; further numerical methods; and extra pure mathematics including sets and logic, combinatorics, groups and multivariable calculus.
To take Further Mathematics, you should have a grade 8 or 9 in mathematics GCSE. Further Mathematics is taken alongside Mathematics A level. You must also take Mathematics A level if you wish to take Further Mathematics.
As with Mathematics A level, you should also be comfortable with all of the algebra at GCSE as these are integral parts of the A level. You should have an interest in problem solving and learning new mathematical concepts. If you have an interest in pursuing a career in mathematics, engineering, physics or computer science, you should consider taking Further Mathematics.
Further Mathematics A level will equip you with knowledge of advanced mathematical ideas and concepts that are relevant to careers in science and technology. Most of our Further Mathematics students pursue degrees in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science or other science subjects. For degrees in mathematics, physics and engineering it is highly recommended.
Two of our recent Further Mathematics students have won competitive engineering placements at companies such as Air Bus UK, which have funded their university degrees, as well as providing immediate employment. Other students have gone on to study mathematics at Cambridge, Kings and Queen Mary universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hampstead School directly.