A Level Pathways
Our A Level subjects are clustered into pathways to help guide you towards your career goal. You should choose and follow a specific A Level pathway, taking subjects from the core and additional choices listed. Other subject choices are also available depending on timetabling.
This A Level is include within the following A Level pathways as an ADDITIONAL subject: Engineering; Financial Academy; Medical Health; Maths, Physics and Computer Science; STEM and Healthcare. (Other options may also be available, depending on timetabling).
About the course
This course is for keen Maths students who wish to gain a second Maths A Level. The first year of Further Maths is designed to be studied in parallel with Maths in the first year of College. By the end of the course you will have developed sound algebraic technique together with the ability to analyse and solve real-life problems.
In A Level Further Maths you will study further topics from: Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics.
You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (In Feb/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. To study Further Maths alongside Maths you will need to have a grade 7/A in GCSE Maths. It is vital that you enjoy doing Maths, as well as being good at it.
Past students have gone on to study a wide range of subjects at Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities.
There are a wide range of career options. Statistics topics are good preparation for a career in Business, Medicine, Economics, Insurance, Finance, Accountancy, Market Research or Social Science. The Mechanics topics are good preparation for a career in Engineering, Technology, Pure or Applied Science.
Work experience and employability
This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.
What additional resources will I need?
You are encouraged to buy your own stationary, including a calculator. Your teacher will advise you as to the most appropriate calculator at the start of the course.
This course is free to students aged 16-18.
Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.
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