Further Mathematics A Level
|Mode of study
|Academic A Level
|Welsh Bridge Campus
|2 September 2024
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and a grade 7 or above in Maths.
Please note that students must also choose A Level Mathematics to study alongside Further Mathematics. Consequently, it is recommended that Further Maths is part of a four A Level programme at the College.
What does the course involve?
Students with a very keen interest in Mathematics will really enjoy this course which extends and deepens knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A Level Mathematics specification. It introduces new topics, such as matrices and complex numbers, which are vital in many Maths related degrees. It extends the applied topics by studying algorithms that underpin modern technology as well as developing more advanced mechanics.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed by external exams at the end of the two years.
Students who study the double option of Maths and Further Maths typically progress to university studying Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Medicine.
Support is provided to prepare for admission tests for competitive entry courses in Maths such as STEP as well as practice interviews for Oxford and Cambridge applications. Each year some students will attend summer schools for Maths at university.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email email@example.com
Pablo Ortuno Floria
A Level Mathematics (Chemistry, Maths, Spanish)
Previous school: Overseas School
I would love to study Maths with Philosophy at university, so Further Maths was an obvious A Level choice for me. All the topics that we cover are fun and interesting and both of my Maths A levels complement each other really well. Further Maths is great to take if you are passionate about the subject.
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