Further Maths

What will I study?

Students taking Further Mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. In fact they often say it’s their favourite subject! For someone who enjoys mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and/or more sophisticated mathematical concepts. Students who take further mathematics find that the additional time spent studying mathematics boosts their marks in single A-level mathematics.

What do students do afterwards?

If you are planning to take a degree such as engineering, sciences, computing, finance/economics, etc, or perhaps mathematics itself, you will benefit enormously from taking further mathematics, at least to AS-level. AS further mathematics introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers that are vital in many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Students who have studied further mathematics find the transition to such degrees far more straightforward.

How will I be assessed?

100% exam at the end of the course.

What can I do to prepare?

Talk to other students who are already doing the course and ask them what they have done or wish they had done.

Further reading

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/186/Why-Study-Maths%3F; http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/ and http://furthermaths.org.uk/

“I enjoy maths and thought this would help me learn essential skills for my pursuits in the future. I was really looking forward to doing this at Whitby Sixth Form as the smaller classes allows me more time to get into my work.” – Jayden Brown