An Introduction to Topics in Year 2 Further Pure Mathematics



A one day course for teachers to focus on extending their subject knowledge beyond AS level (or year 1) further mathematics to teach A level (or year 2) further mathematics.


  • Develop deeper mathematics subject knowledge; explore links within the topics and with other areas of mathematics
  • To strengthen teachers understanding of some of the common pure mathematics topics in A level further mathematics; highlighting the links between the topics
  • To experience interesting and stimulating ways of introducing topics in the classroom, including the use of dynamic software

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for teachers who have little or no experience of teaching further pure topics beyond year 1 / AS level. Teaching and learning resources will be explored so this course is also useful for teachers who have taught the content of the module but may be looking for fresh ideas for use in the classroom. The topics covered on this course feature in the compulsory content of the reformed further mathematics A level.


A one day course for teachers to focus on extending their subject knowledge to teach year 2 further pure mathematics.

Other Information

Draft timetable for the day (subject to adjustment)
09.30 - Arrival and coffee
09.45 - Welcome and introductions
10.00 - Complex numbers
• The polar form of a complex number
• De Moivre’s Theorem
• Complex Roots
11.30 - Refreshments
11.45 - Maclaurin Series
• Deriving and using series expansions
12.45 - Lunch
13.30 - Hyperbolic Functions and Calculus techniques
• Definitions and applications
• Inverse hyperbolic functions
• Differentiation and Integration including use of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
15:00 - Plenary
• A brief overview of other further pure content, resources and assessment
15.30 - Depart

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


East of England


Kimberley College,
Green Lane,
MK43 9LY


Mon 8th Jul 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 15:30


Free for teachers in state-funded schools


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Kristin Coldwell
[email protected]
01223 764604

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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