About The Course
Do you want to develop your talents in maths even further?
This is a highly challenging and stimulating course for excellent mathematicians who have achieved a grade 7, 8 or 9 in GCSE Maths. This course must be studied alongside A Level Mathematics. Not only will this course improve your performance in A Level Maths, but it is also designed to let you study a wide range of further options in pure mathematics, mechanics, statistics, and decision and numerical mathematics in much more detail.
This course is more difficult than A Level Maths, so you need to be a very keen mathematician, as well as a highly motivated learner. You will cover topics such as matrices, complex numbers and hyperbolic functions. You will experience a wide range of applied modules, including: mechanics, statistics, decision maths and numerical methods.
In conjunction with A Level Mathematics, this course will broaden your mathematical knowledge in preparation for studying a mathematics or related degree at university.
This two year linear course has all of the exams at the end of the second year where students sit three or four exam papers that last between 1 hour 15 minutes and 2 hours 40 minutes.
What We Add
We host weekly maths workshops where you can practise techniques and stretch your knowledge, under expert teacher guidance. There will be regular assignments set so that you can gain confidence and develop the ideas that you have been exposed to. This, along with a termly assessment, will be used to monitor your progress and identify areas of strength and areas where a more detailed study is needed. There will also be opportunities for students to experience how mathematics is used outside of the classroom through trips, as well as employer engagement opportunities with local companies.
How Can I Standout With Further Mathematics?
A Level Further Maths fits well with almost any combination of subjects and offers wide progression opportunities to university or employment. If you are considering a degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or computing, you are strongly advised to study A Level Further Maths.
- Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
- Average GCSE score of 5.5 or above
- Grade 7 or above in GCSE Maths (higher tier)
- This course must be studied alongside A Level Mathematics
- If you wish to study two or more A Level Science or Maths courses, you will need to meet the entry criteria for a Science A Level programme too