We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September!
We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Further Maths at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course and have a go at the momentum based activity provided by your lecturers, Claire and Kah-wei.
We will be regularly posting content onto this page to keep your interests going prior to start in September - make sure to send us any work you complete to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Further Maths' as the email heading!
Check out the all the help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams.
Welcome to the course!
At Andover College we offer a range of courses for those interested in Maths which all offer/support progression in a variety of ways.
You have chosen Further Maths, an intensive and exciting course which aims to explore and broaden your mathematical knowledge and skills. The subject may be studied alongside Maths and a variety of other subjects and has excellent transferable skills for various career pathways.
Take a look at the various resources below to further explore the possibilities for a career after your time at Andover College before having a go at the accompanying activities!
STEM Learning provides a variety of learning resources including a Q&A video with British Astronaut Tim Peake - here!
Explore careers in Maths - here.
It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme for useful information and support schemes available - March newsletter available here.
Maths is the hidden secret to understanding the world | Roger Antonsen - here.
Euler's Number video activity - here.
You will need to sign up and create an account to access the above link.
You may also be interested in the classes available on The Great Courses Plus. You can start a 14 day free trial to access some for free. Here.
Celebrating Women in Maths!
The 12th May is Women in Mathematics Day when we remember and celebrate women mathematicians who contributed greatly to our everyday life. Lets take a look at their contributions and how they continue to help advance the field!
On this day, Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. She was an inspirational English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Maryam Mirzakhani wins 2014 Fields medal.
Just imagine if we did not have to encourage girls to be great at Maths, but they already knew it from the moment they were born?
Aspire to Inspire women in Maths.
Welcome to Maths at Andover College!
Further Maths Activity
Further Maths, Maths, Core Maths and Statistics Resources
Interested in learning more about the various topics that will be covered during your course or where your qualifications in Further Maths can take you in the future? Take a look through the resources below including videos, and interactive challenges to keep your mind sharp over the summer!
What happens when maths goes wrong? Here.
They're millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down -- what's not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong maths geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of maths. Here.
Maths in a minute online challenges! Here.
Why study Maths/Further Maths at College - hear flo's experience here.
What next after AS/A-Level Maths and Further Maths - here.
There is a huge variety of virtual Maths challenges you could try, take a look below for some suggestions;
When is 4n−1 prime? Here.
- Investigating the number systems - here.
- Multiplication Arithmagons - here.
- Irrational Arithmagons - here.
- Staircase sequences - here.
The Open University has a variety of free online courses available in an array of different subjects. For our Further Maths applicants we recommend the following course; An Introduction to Complex Numbers.
You could also investigate the courses offered at the EtonX web page; please note these are paid for programmes that your current school may have access to so please check with them and back here regularly for updates.
A-Level in Further Maths (2 Years)
Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college.
Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College!
We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna!
Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education!
We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna!
Student wellbeing and support
At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible.
We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!
Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.
Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!