Mathematics - Further Maths

Entry Requirements 

Mathematics GCSE grade 7. Students will sit a suitability test in the first week of the course. Students must have A Level Mathematics as one of their other course choices.


About This Course

A Level Further Mathematics is a particularly rigorous qualification. It is aimed at students who are considering reading Mathematics at University and as such the concepts are complex. Suitability requires a significant ability and a real appetite for studying ‘challenging’ mathematics.


Course Content & Assessment

The course builds upon the standard A Level in Mathematics and is based on a balance of both Pure and Applied Mathematics. It is delivered alongside the standard A Level in Mathematics. Core Mathematics is divided into two compulsory units. The optional units are Decision Mathematics 1 and Further Mechanics 1. There are 2 further optional units chosen from Further Statistics, Further Mechanics, Decision Mathematics and Further Pure Mathematics. There are 4 external examinations at the end of Year 13. Each examination will last for one and a half hours and is worth 25% of the overall A Level.


What could this course lead to?

A Level Further Mathematics is a requirement for students wishing to read Mathematics at a top tier University. Typically it is taken in conjunction with A Level Mathematics. Together these form attractive A Levels highly regarded by academics and employers alike.

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