At the Cambridge Maths School, all students study both Mathematics and Further Mathematics A levels. This allows us to deliver the two curriculums simultaneously, giving students the opportunity to make strong links between topics and explore mathematics in different ways.
The maths curriculum is held together by several strands of learning across Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Maths.
Your A Level studies will allow you to develop a formal set of techniques to solve both abstract and real-world problems. These techniques includes algebra, graphing, functions, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and vectors. The fields of statistics and probability will allow you to deal with the models used to help statisticians predict what may or may not happen in the future. Mechanics allows you to grasp the modelling of physical scenarios that support concepts in real life and areas such as physics.
In building your mathematical competence and confidence, your teachers will support you in developing your own ideas and seek to help you see the power of generalising methods. Our aim is to help you to grow into mathematicians that can solve challenging problems that appear intractable at first glance. You will fine tune your ability to express your mathematical ideas not just on paper, as you will be required to demonstrate for exams, but with verbal mathematical dexterity too, an important skill for mathematicians to be able to use to communicate their ideas.
Mathematics is a beautiful subject in itself, allowing you to stretch your intellectual capabilities by applying methodologies that have been refined over the centuries by mathematicians before you. The subject develops a highly desirable skillset coveted by universities offering degree courses in the Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Engineering, Computing, Architecture, Business & Finance, Social Sciences such as Economics and Psychology, and obviously Mathematics itself. Future employers also hold the logical reasoning and problem solving skills gained from the study of Mathematics.