Staff Contact: Mr Graeme Spurr email@example.com
You will choose Further Maths because of a real enthusiasm for maths, and an aspiration to further study in maths, engineering, the sciences and economics. You will explore complex numbers and matrices, as well as building your understanding and knowledge of sophisticated mathematical ideas and techniques. You can choose options to specialise in areas that are particularly relevant to your interests and aspirations.
Exam Board: Edexcel
The final examinations consist of 4 one and half hour papers. The first two papers are compulsory while paper 3 and 4 allow for a number of options.
Paper 1 – Pure Maths marked out of 100.
Paper 2 – Pure Maths marked out of 100.
Paper 3 & 4 – More pure and applied maths options including Decision, Mechanics and Statistics also marked out of 100.
A*-B 67% | A*-C 100%
Sixth Form entry criteria plus grade 8 in GCSE mathematics.
The students who choose to study further mathematics are more commonly the students who go on to study mathematics, physics or engineering at one of the Russell group universities. Careers where further maths is highly desirable are those involved with mathematics at a high level. These include:
Industry Links and Work experience
Previous students have completed work experience with a number of financial and engineering firms. The department is developing links with the local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) network which can arrange gap year placements with STEM firms.
There will also be the opportunity to compete in a number of mathematical competitions.