Mathematics is one of the purest of all the fields of study, and gives logic and reason to all the applied fields. It is the universal language that transcends culture, religion and beliefs. In your GCSE studies, you have barely scraped the surface of the types of equations and fields of study that come under the umbrella of Mathematics. At A-Level you start to meet more of these, such as Logarithms and Calculus, to build up the key mathematical techniques you will need to study any science, technology, engineering or maths-based subjects at degree level.
This counts as an extra A-Level, and is strongly recommended for anyone wanting to study Maths, Physics or Engineering at a leading UK university. There is a different structure with 4 modules to be studied. There are 2 compulsory modules which extend your knowledge of pure mathematics, and 2 optional modules. The optional modules will be selected each year to match the strengths of the students, we select from Further Pure, Further Statistics, Further Mechanics, and Decision mathematics.
There is no coursework involved for either Maths or Further Maths.
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The Academy’s general entry criteria of a minimum of five 4s at GCSE applies. A grade is 8 needed to study Further Maths (or 7 in both Maths and Additional Maths).
Successful completion of A-Level Maths can lead to degrees and careers in the following:
Finance - Actuarial Work, Accountancy, Financial Modelling, Investment Banking
Computing - Games Design, Internet Security, Telecommunications
Mathematical Biology - Population Modelling, Epidemics and Vaccination
Engineering - Aircraft Modelling, Fluid Flows, Acoustic Engineering, Quantity Surveyor, Planner
Teaching and Lecturing - Primary, Secondary and Further Education
Statistics - Medical Statistics, Market Research, Government Statistics
Business - Logistics, Traffic Planning, Project Management, Business Consultancy
Competitive degree courses - Law, Medicine, Veterinary Science
To find out more about where Maths can take you, visit the Maths Careers website.