Further Mathematics A Level

Overview

Further Mathematics is always taken alongside Mathematics and leads to a second A Level in Mathematics.  It includes a number of additional topics such as Complex Numbers, raising students’ awareness of different aspects of Mathematics in preparation for university.

During their first year of study, some students decide they want to study Mathematics or a related degree at university and add AS Further Mathematics to their second year programme to enhance their university application. 

What goes well with this course?

Mathematics goes well with every subject and it is probably the most marketable of all subjects. There are good economic reasons for studying Mathematics and it is difficult to think of any further education course or career where it would not be welcomed in combination with other subjects.

Progression

A Level Further Mathematics is welcomed as a qualification for a variety of Higher Education courses.

A Further Mathematics qualification is required for some subjects, such as Mathematics, Engineering and Physics, and useful for others, such as Biochemistry and Economics.

Many Mathematics graduates go on to work in Accountancy, Computing, Engineering, Management or Teaching.

Course Content

Further Mathematics develops the ideas covered in A Level Mathematics but in greater depth.    The course covers:

Pure Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics which develops the ideas used in modern technology and Mechanics which looks at the study of moving objects.

 

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

Further Mathematics students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

  • the opportunity to participate in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
  • a visit to the Institute of Education in London to attend a variety of lectures on Mathematics
  • a Further Maths, What Next? day at Oxford University

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s:

Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.

Assessment

The course is assessed by examination (100%).

The exam board for this A Level is Edexcel.

Entry Requirements

All students need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme. 
 
In addition, students should meet the following minimum GCSE requirement:
  
  • Grade 7 in Maths
This course is usually taken as a fourth subject.  It is suited to the College's most able Mathematicians who can manage the academic challenge and workload.
 

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students from non-partner schools must return their forms directly to Reigate College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according the College's Admissions Policy.

Students from partner schools (Reigate, Warwick, de Stafford and Oakwood) should return their completed Partner Schools Application Form to their school. 

The initial cut-off date for applications for entry September 2018 is 1st November 2017. A student's chances of obtaining a place are higher, the earlier the application is made. Students who apply after 1st November 2017 will be placed on a waiting list.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the Further Mathematics A Level information leaflet.

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