Further Maths A level is taken alongside Maths A level and at Westonbirt girls benefit from the full teaching time given for other subjects.
This is a challenging course suitable for the most able mathematicians who enjoy their subject and thrive on challenging and fast paced work. The pure maths content builds upon the techniques in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus developed from the pure content in A level Mathematics as well as introducing topics such as complex numbers, hyperbolic functions and polar coordinates.
The EDEXCEL course is followed which allows flexibility on course content, so that girls can either choose to specialise, for example studying mechanics to a very high level if their interest lies in Engineering, or girls can choose breadth by studying a combination of statistics, mechanics and decision maths, alongside their pure maths.
Further Maths A level is a prerequisite for studying Maths or Engineering at the top universities and is useful for those going on to study Physics, Computer science or Economics in particular. The fundamental mathematical skills of thinking logically and analytically are useful across all kinds of disciplines and careers.
Mrs Gemma Conway
Head of KS5 Mathematics
GL8 8 QG
GL8 8 QG