Students taking further mathematics overwhelmingly find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding and empowering experience.
It is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens your knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A-level mathematics. For someone who enjoys mathematics, it provides a challenge and a chance to explore new and more sophisticated mathematical concepts.
As part of the course at Hornsea you will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of modules which are well supported by all staff within the department. There is also a yearly trip to Europe that is open to both year 12 and year 13 students.
If you are planning to take a degree such as Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Finance/Economics, etc., or perhaps Mathematics itself, you will benefit enormously from taking further mathematics. Further mathematics introduces new topics such as matrices and complex numbers that are vital in many STEM degrees. People with maths qualifications can go into: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few!
What will you be learning?
Your A-Level will consist of Core Mathematics content as well as studying content on two of the following options:
- Discrete mathematics
How is it assessed?
100% external examinations at the end of year 13.
Minimum grade 8 in GCSE maths.
Students need to be studying A-level mathematics parallel to this course.