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further maths a level

Further Mathematics, GCE AS Level

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code
    S0742

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time

Summary

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.

Why Our College?

Learn about real world impact

You'll see how your subject area makes a real life impact to the world around you through hands on experiments and analysis

Unique opportunities

You will have the opportunity to attend trips to inspire you and enhance your passion for the subject

Inspiration and connections

You'll attend the Mathematical Symposium in Norwich, and will have the opportunity to be inspired by outstanding external speakers

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 2 6/B grades and 3 4/C grades at GCSE. Vocational subjects cannot replace GCSEs for entry to an A Level programme.

You must also study English Language and/or Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved a minimum of grade 4/C in these subjects.

4 A Level / A+ Programme

This programme is only available to students who achieve a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade 8/A* plus 5 at grade 7/A and a minimum of grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 8/high A low A* in GCSE Maths. Further Maths must be taken in combination with A Level Maths.

Assessment

Assessment is mainly through written examinations, although there is also a small amount of coursework.

Progression

This is the first year of a two year A Level course. 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.

Career Progression

The skills you will gain through mathematical study will be useful in almost any job and can be directly applied to careers in games design, internet security, programming, communications, aircraft modelling, quantum physics, forensics and DNA sequencings.

Fees

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.