If you get a grade 7 at GCSE you should seriously consider studying Further Maths. As Maths is such a vast subject it is impossible to cover it all in one A Level. Hence Further Maths develops some of the concepts met in A Level Maths and brings it to a higher plane. it attracts students who thoroughly enjoy the subject and are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge. The course is chiefly for a student who wishes to study Mathematics, Engineering or any related subject in Higher Education.
Why study Further Maths?
Further Mathematics is designed for students with an enthusiasm for Mathematics, many of whom will go on to degrees in Mathematics, Engineering, the Sciences and Economics. Students who study this course go off to University and find the content covered and skills acquired of great benefit. If you are considering a Mathematics or Engineering based degree you may find that some Universities will actually require that you have studied Further Mathematics. It is also good for those students who are considering applying for a competitive degree course, for example Oxbridge entry.
Further Maths is a great subject to study especially if you want to go on and study Maths or Engineering at university. Further Maths also helps you understand other subjects you may be doing such as Physics or Chemistry. After Carmel I hope to be going to Manchester University to study Chemical Engineering.