Further Mathematics, GCE AS Level
This course builds on the knowledge of A Level Mathematics and involves the further study of pure mathematics as well as optional units of statistics, mechanics or working with algorithms. This course builds on the knowledge of A Level Mathematics and involves the further study of pure mathematics as well as optional units of statistics, mechanics or working with algorithms. Further maths provides a great opportunity for enthusiastic mathematicians to broaden and deepen their subject knowledge. You will study a variety of topics based around three overarching themes (core pure, statistics and modelling with algorithms). You will focus on mathematical argument, language and proof, problem solving and modelling as well as vectors and 3-D space, algebra, series, calculus, sampling, networks and linear programming. You will have the opportunity to attend trips to inspire you and enhance your passion for the subject. The Maths Inspiration trip to Cambridge allows you to see the wider applications of the subject. We also attend a Mathematical symposium in Norwich where you get the opportunity to be inspired by outstanding external speakers. If you achieve excellent grades in GCSE Maths and are planning to apply for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related degree, then this course is an ideal choice. This course goes well with any Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subject. You will be assessed through three written exam papers that focus on pure maths, statistics and modelling with algorithms
Grade 8/High A Low A* in GCSE Maths. Further Maths must be taken in combination with A Level Maths.
Changes in AS and A Level Courses For 2018 - This subject will have a new specification from 2017-18 as a result of national changes to AS and A Level courses. The description provided here is based on information available in September 2016 and is subject to change after that time. Please ask about this at an open day, taster day and/or when you enrol.
Assessment is mainly through written examinations, although there is also a small amount of coursework.
Further Mathematics A Level is essential if you are intending to go onto a degree rich in Mathematics, and it could lead to degrees in other subjects such as; science, economics, engineering or computing.
The skills you will learn, such as thinking clearly and logically, will be useful in a wide range of careers including science, engineering, computing and management
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop