Mathematics (Further) – A Level

A Level
Exam Based.
Exam Board: OCR


This challenging and rigorous course is suitable for students who are studying Mathematics at AS or A2 Level. The course will be of interest to those who enjoy Mathematics and wish to take the subject even further than A Level Mathematics allows. It introduces different and more advanced areas of Mathematics than those covered in the A Level course and looks at interesting applications in Decision Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics as well as Pure Mathematics.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including Maths 7
Two Years 
This is increasingly specified in addition to A Level Mathematics for progression onto Mathematics degree courses. For study of degree level mathematics at top Universities it is often a requirement.  Students intending following Physics and Engineering degrees will find the extra Mathematics experience valuable.
This is a stimulating and interesting course for students who enjoy Mathematics and wish to make it a major part of their studies.

Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson - Teacher of Maths

What are your qualifications? BSc Mathematics and Physics, PGCE Secondary Mathematics

Teaching experience? Three years of A-level Mathematics, three years of A-level Further Mathematics.

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

Previously worked as a private tutor of mathematics and philosophy for university students.

What are your hobbies/interests? Kayaking, Hiking, Archery, Chess, Juggling, Caves, Ruins and National Trust visits!

Jonathan Ackerman

Jonathan Ackerman - Teacher of Maths

What are your qualifications? PGCE Secondary Mathematics including A-level, University of Leicester, Ph.D. Engineering (Experimental Fluid Mechanics), University of Leicester, BEng(Hons) Upper Second Class, Mechanical Engineering With Industry, University of Leicester, Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Studies, University of Leicester.

Teaching experience? 2013-current King Edward VI college teaching AS and A2 Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Use of Mathematics. 2006-2013 Countesthorpe Community College in Leicestershire. Key stage 4 (including Special Need and Alternative Curriculum groups) and a significant amount of A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Had additional responsibility of the Teaching and Learning of Post 16 Mathematics across the department and the use of IT in the classroom. 2005-2006 The Kingswood School in Corby teaching a broad range of Key Stage 2 and 3 classes. 2004-2005 PGSE with placements at Countesthorpe Community College in South Leicestershire and Moat Community College in Leicester.

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

1997-1998 Assistant Scientific Officer At DERA in Farnborough. 2000 and 2002 Project manager and Engineer at NRC in Ottawa.

What are your hobbies/interests? Photography