Further Mathematics – A Level
If you enjoy Mathematics and are looking for a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts, then you may benefit from taking Further Mathematics.
This is a rewarding and stimulating course which enables you to distinguish yourself as an able mathematician in the university and employment market, and it will certainly prepare you for the transition to a Mathematics-related university course.
In addition to A Level Mathematics, more pure mathematics is studied, including complex numbers and matrices, plus further work on statistics and introducing decision mathematics which involves the use of algorithms to solve a wide range of practical problems such as the scheduling of complex projects, transport planning and the routing of telecommunication messages.
There is the option to study Further Mathematics as an AS level or the full A Level; both options are available in the second year of your studies and are assessed through examinations.