Further Mathematics is studied in combination with Mathematics, counting as two subjects. The course covers many different branches of maths and is aimed at students who show real talent and enthusiasm for the subject.
To study this subject, you must enjoy a challenge and have an A*/8 at GCSE Mathematics.
Our links with HE
We aim to give you the best possible footing for university and your future career with enrichment opportunities and CV-enhancing experiences. Each year we run a trip to Maths Inspiration, for example, where students have the opportunity to, as the organisers put it, “experience the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers live, in big venues, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations”. Presentations have intriguing titles such as ‘Rollercoasters: Designed To Thrill’, ‘From Pepsi to Peace Deals’ and ‘The Friendship Paradox of Facebook’.
We also encourage you to enter the Senior Challenge, an international competition run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. We regularly see several of our students progressing on to the next round. You can also try out for the Team Challenges. Our college has performed impressively in this competition in recent years. We were the regional competition winners this year and are going to the national final in February.