The aim of the course is to give you a very broad and in-depth mathematical experience. For example, in the normal A Level you may only do a little Statistics and Mechanics, but in Further Maths you would look at many other areas of Maths such as Numerical Methods and Decision Maths.
To gain an A Level in Further Mathematics you must study six units, two of which are Pure Mathematics. These are called FP1 and FP2. The remaining four modules are applied modules such as Mechanics or Statistics. You can find detailed information on the website: www.mei.org.uk.
• Complex Numbers and Proof by Induction are both examples of Pure Maths topics in the first year. In addition, if you are studying Statistics, you would also look at topics such as Hypothesis Testing.
• Polar Coordinates and Further Complex Numbers are both examples of topics you will study in the second year. In addition, if you are studying Mechanics, you would also look at topics such as Circular Motion and Frameworks.