FURTHER MATHS AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE
For the keenest students there is the opportunity to study Further Maths A Level at KGV. Further Maths includes all of the material studied in A Level Maths, which you will learn in the first year, and another year’s study of Maths, which includes learning about a whole new number system involving the square roots of negative numbers, a new system of coordinates for plotting graphs, and the methods for describing transformations using matrices. You will also have opportunities to learn more Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Maths, which involves solving problems using algorithms in much the same way that computer programs work.
You will be expected to produce a substantial piece of work each week to demonstrate your understanding, so you must be dedicated and interested in learning new ideas. You will be taught by experienced Maths specialists and will leave KGV with a broad, transferable skill set including problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to work independently.
Mathematics is the foundation of almost every science and economic-based discipline, from physicists and geographers to bankers and engineers. Success in Further Mathematics at A-level shows universities that you are a keen mathematician with the ability to understand abstract ideas. Future employers will recognise that you are comfortable dealing with many different kinds of figures and calculations.
5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Further Maths you will need a Grade 7 in GCSE Maths.
Throughout the year, there are opportunities to be involved in Maths activities beyond the classroom. Students may enter the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge and the Senior Team Challenge at Liverpool University. Teams have also taken part in the LMS Maths Pop Quiz at Liverpool John Moores University and all Maths students are invited to popular Maths lectures organised by the Liverpool Mathematical Society.
All Further Maths students at KGV have access to online resources to help them to study. Homework is distributed by email and text books are available online, so you can work on your Maths anywhere you have an internet connection.