Further Maths

For more able mathematicians there is the opportunity to take Further Mathematics. Further mathematics is a second A level for those who really like their Mathematics!  The course in Further Mathematics is an intellectual and enjoyable experience and helps to develop an understanding of the mathematics involving the ability to apply a range of mathematical skills to different situations as well as developing acute logical thinking and problem-solving abilities.  Further Maths is the gateway to a wide range of exciting and well rewarded careers.  such as a career in teaching, business,  computing, finance, banking, insurance, stock-broking, statistics, accountancy, management, civil service and research.

Year 12

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Complex Numbers, Matrices, Numerical Methods, Conic Sections, Proof, Series
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Bronze FP1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics Martin Liebeck (Chapman& Hall/CRC), Advanced Problems in Mathematics S.T.C. Siklos (1996 and 2003)
Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Kinematics, Modelling, Dynamics, Statics, Moments, Momentum
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Silver FP1/M1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman R.P. Feynman (Arrow Books, 1992), From Here to Infinity Ian Stewart (OUP, 1996), A First Course in Mechanics Mary Lunn (OUP, 1991)
Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Kinematics, Centre of Mass, Work, Energy, Power, Collisions. Rigid odies
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Bronze FP1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials Littlewood’s Miscellany (edited by B. Bollobas) (CUP, 1986), Marcus du Sautoy The Music of the Primes (Harper-Collins, 2003)

Year 13

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Complex Numbers, Polar Coordinates, Differential Equations, Series, MacLaurin’s Expansion, Taylor’s Series
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Bronze FP2 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials The Man Who Knew Infinity R. Kanigel (Abacus, 1992), Beyond Numeracy J. A. Paulos (Penguin, 1991)
Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Hyperbolic Functions, Calculus, Conic Sections, Matrices, Vectors
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Bronze FP2 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials The M TH OOK Cliford A Pickover (Sterling, 2009), What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences B. Cipra (AMS, 1993, ’94, ’96, ’99, ’02)

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Algorithms, Topology, Route inspection, Critical Path Analysis
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Bronze FP2 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials lan Turing, the Enigma A. Hodges (Vintage, 1992), Archimedes’ Revenge P. Hoffman (Penguin, 1991)