What is it?
For those with a passion for mathematics, this course will develop your understanding of fundamental ideas with the introduction of complex numbers and matrices. You will also study applied units in discrete mathematics and mechanics to discover new areas of interest.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
A supportive and collaborative atmosphere, taught by highly qualified mathematicians. To develop you further, we offer a stretch club and many mathematics competitions such as the UKMT. We offer tailored support for students looking at mathematics degrees. Student will gain access to our website consisting of lessons with full solutions and a variety of practice question to help prepare them in their studies.
What skills will I develop?
- Problem solving
- Logical reasoning
- Analytical thinking
- Presenting structured solutions
- Interpreting data
How will I be taught?
Lessons are taught by subject specialists in a collaborative environment. Students are provided with many learning opportunities to work individually and in small groups; including working on whiteboards round the classrooms. The department has a website, where students can access lessons, resources and support videos.
How will I be assessed?
All teachers have degrees in mathematical related subjects with experienced examiners within the department.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
Opportunity to join the Mathematics Academy and university visits to explore mathematics further.
Where does it lead?
Mathematics and Further Mathematics are versatile qualifications, well-respected by employers and are both “facilitating” subjects* for entry to the most selective universities. Careers for men and women with good mathematics skills and qualifications are not only well paid, but they are also often interesting and rewarding. People who have studied mathematics are in the fortunate position of having an excellent choice of career. Whilst the number of young people studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is increasing there is still a huge demand from science, engineering and manufacturing employers. Further mathematics is great for those interested in reading mathematics, physics or engineering at university.
Casio FX-911EX ClassWiz Scientific Calculator minimum, Core textbook £41 (for Maths and Further together) – needs to be bought through college to link with additional notes.
What will I study?
- Complex numbers
- Further algebra and functions
- Further calculus
- Discrete mathematics
- Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics. You must also take A Level Maths as one of your other courses.