Course Details

A level Further Mathematics is a stand-alone qualification that requires A level Mathematics is also being taken. It is suitable if you wish to study more challenging mathematical ideas in preparation for Higher Education. It is particularly relevant if you wish to progress onto degree courses in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Economics, Actuarial studies, Operations research and Computing. It can also be studied as preparation for jobs where high powered Maths is applied in any employment sector, or simply for the pleasure of the subject. You will extend both your Pure Mathematics and your Applications beyond the scope of A level Maths and must expect to be challenged, particularly in terms of logic and mathematical problem-solving.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE A*-C Grades including a minimum of 6/B in Maths and 4/C in English Language. This course will be taken alongside A Level Mathematics. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project prior to enrolment.

Career options

Higher Education and careers in Engineering, Computing, Business, Research, Statistics, Accounting, Economics, Medicine, Banking, Data Analysis, Software Design, Investment Analysis and many more. The quantitative analysis and interpretation skills developed in Maths can be applied widely.

A Level Further Mathematics

Five highlights

  • 1 Recognised as a challenging course
  • 2 Valuable if you wish to study a high Maths content subject at University
  • 3 A fascinating look at the Maths behind many technological advances
  • 4 One of the hardest A Levels, so very highly regarded by employers
  • 5 If you are strong at Maths and find it enjoyable, you will love this.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 31.08.2020
  • AQA A Level in Further Mathematics

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Course code Location Course length Start date
MAT303CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 31.08.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will tackle topics that do not arise within A level Mathematics, such as complex numbers, matrices and hyperbolic functions. You will also extend you knowledge and skill-set in topics from the Mathematics course such as calculus, statistics and discrete mathematics. To succeed on this course, it is vital you are very strong at algebra.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is as in the Mathematics A Level, but with more opportunities to tackle problem solving questions. A Level Further Mathematics uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will develop this knowledge through individual and group activities.

How will I be assessed?

This is a 2 year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of Year 2. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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