Further Mathematics

A Level

Duration: 2 Years


Entry Requirements

Must also study A-Level mathematics & minimum of grade 7 in mathematics.

Course Content

Further mathematics is studied as an additional course to the A-Level Mathematics. Across the two years of the course you will study Core Maths 1, Core Maths 2 and two additional modules. The additional modules will consist of Further Mechanics 1 and Decision Mathematics 1.

Core Maths in year 1 will look at complex numbers, Argand diagrams, series, roots of polynomials, Volumes of revolution, Matrices, proof by induction and further vectors.

Core Maths in year 2 will delve deeper into some familiar topics from year 1 plus introduce polar coordinates, Hyperbolic Functions and differential equations.

Further Mechanics looks at momentum & impulse, work Energy & Power, elastic strings & springs and elastic collisions.

Decision Mathematics introduces concepts which are heavily linked with computing such as algorithms, graphs & networks, route inspection, linear programming and critical path analysis.

At the end of the two years there will be four examinations. Two covering the content from both Core modules and separate tests for further mechanics and decision mathematics.

Future Opportunities

Some universities have further maths as a requirement for students who wish to study mathematics to degree level.

Jobs directly related to further mathematics include: Actuary, Chartered accountant, Data analyst, investment analyst and teaching/lecturing mathematics.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, homewood’s sixth form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.