Maths

Maths

Maths is the language of Nature; and many students find studying the subject to a higher level very academically satisfying and enjoyable.

Examples of areas of possible further study following an A-Level in Maths are incredibly broad, and include Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Accountancy, Statistics and Engineering.

Maths Past Papers

Past A-Level Papers for Maths and Further Maths can be found here.

Past IGCSE Maths Papers can be found here.

Past GCSE Maths Papers can be found here.

Recommendations

If there are books or websites that you can recommend for other students, please do let us know and we can include them here.

Should you require any further information on suggested material for exam preparation, or suggestions for material that goes beyond the syllabus, you can discuss options with your tutor. Alternatively contact us directly.

General Interest

Books which are starred (*) are suitable for general interest and appropriate for a popular audience. Please note that some of the books recommended below go well beyond the A-Level Syllabus and are for those students particularly interested in the subject and looking to be stretched. Books marked “Advanced” are Undergraduate level texts.

Stewart: From Here to Infinity*
Courant and Robbins: What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods (Advanced)
Devlin: Mathematics: The New Golden Age (Advanced)
Hardy: A Mathematician’s Apology
Hollingdale: Makers of Mathematics*
Spiegel: Schaum’s Outline of Vector Analysis, 2ed (Advanced)
Spivak: Calculus
R.P. Burn: Numbers and Functions: Steps to Analysis (Advanced)
Smart: Linear Algebra and Geometry
T Gowers, Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)*
K├Ârner, Tom W: The Pleasures of Counting
*Sivia, DS & Rawlings, SG : Foundations of Science Mathematics (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
New Applications of Mathematics (Penguin Press Science)
E. Maor: To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (Princeton Paperbacks)
Hofstadter, D,: Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Advanced)
“New Scientist” Guide to Chaos (Penguin science)*



 

Videos

Some excellent documentaries regarding Maths and the History of Maths are available to stream from YouTube.

BBC Horizon: Fermat’s Last Theroem

 

BBC Horizon: Infinity

The Story of Maths

 

 

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