College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum Grade 7.A Level Further Mathematics and A Level Mathematics make up Double Mathematics and must be studied together (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
In addition to the topics covered within the A Level Mathematics course, Further Mathematics students also study:
+ Imaginary numbers – How negative numbers can have square roots and what the consequences are. This is applied in complex calculus and is unexpectedly useful in Electrical Engineering
+ Maclaurin’s Series – The Maths behind how values of sines, cosines and tangents are found
+ Polar Co-ordinates – How more complex functions can be graphed and their areas calculated
+ Second Order Differential Equations – The Maths behind the stability of static and dynamics structures such as bridges and aircraft
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.