What does the course cover?
Further mathematics must be studied alongside the standard mathematics A-Level. There are compulsory modules and then a range of further modules to select from.
Areas which you will cover include:
Further Pure Mathematics 1 and 2: An exciting part of maths introduces you to imaginary numbers, parabolic and hyperbolic equations, matrices and proof by induction. It is extremely rewarding, but not for the faint-hearted.
It goes on to delve further into imaginary numbers and then straight into one of the most useful areas of mathematics: first and second order differential equations. These are used to model all sorts of processes used in physics, economics and biology. A simple example of this is modelling the rate at which a mug of tea cools down; this is related to the temperature difference between the tea and the room, but this will change as it cools down, making it more complicated to model than you think. Lastly, there is an introduction to a new coordinate system: polar coordinates.
Other areas include Further Pure Mathematics 3, Further Mechanics 1 and 2, Statistics 1 and 2.