Further Maths

If this course is chosen, it must be in addition to the single A Level course.

This course is designed for those who:

  • find sufficient enjoyment in Mathematics to develop the subject beyond the usual A level extent and depth;
  • want to keep open the option of pursuing a higher education course in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering;
  • may wish to sit Oxford or Cambridge University Entrance for Mathematics, Natural Sciences or Engineering;

There is some flexibility in Further Maths course options but all students will need to study Further Pure Mathematics which will count for 50% of the course.  The other 50% is likely to made up of additional Further Pure topics and additional Mechanics.

Further Pure Compulsory

Students will study proof, complex numbers, matrices, further algebra and functions, further calculus, further vectors, polar coordinates, hyperbolic functions and differential equations.

Further Mathematics Option 1 *

Further calculus, further differential equations, coordinate systems, further vectors, further numerical methods and inequalities will be studied.

Further Mechanics 1 *

The topics of momentum and impulse, collisions, centres of mass, work and energy, elastic strings and springs will be covered.

*Alternative options may be chosen

For further details please contact Miss Collier.

All current plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.