Further Mathematics, A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code SS7
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level Further Mathematics is a fascinating subject to study. The course deals with developing logic and problem solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of areas. Maths helps to support the study of subjects including physics, chemistry, psychology,  engineering, IT, economics, business, and biology, amongst many others.


Further Maths is equivalent to two A Levels.  It incorporates the entirety of the Maths A Level and the more challenging Further Maths A Level.  Students wishing to study Further Maths do not need to also choose Maths from our subject blocks.

Details

Students start the course covering roughly the same content as the Maths A Level but at a significantly faster pace.   The Further Maths course both extends and deepens student's knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A Level Maths.  Students study 4 modules for A Level Further Mathematics; these are Core Pure Mathematics 1, Core Pure Mathematics 2, Further Statistics 1 and Further Mechanics 1. The Pure modules further develop the A Level topics of trigonometry, logarithms and calculus, and introduce many new mathematical ideas such as complex numbers and hyperbolic functions. The Applied modules deal with the more tangible areas of maths, covering Mechanics and Statistics at a higher level.

How will it be delivered?

Each of the 4 modules is tested through a 1 ½ hour written paper in June of Year 13. Specific scientific calculators are required for these exams.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics

Your next steps...

Students who enjoy Mathematics can go on to study courses related to Maths, Engineering, Sciences,  Business and Computing at any University including all Russell Group universities, Oxford and Cambridge.


Maths is used in all aspects of life whether it be when we're out shopping, adapting a recipe or general problem solving, so Mathematics will aid all students whatever path they choose to take.