A grade 8 or above in Maths is preferred and a grade 7 is required. Further Maths must be taken as part of a 4 subject A Level programme and students must meet the College entry requirement for this.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Students who are passionate about mathematics and are on track to achieve a top grade at GCSE may benefit from studying Maths with Further Maths and achieving two separate A Levels in mathematics. The course provides an enriching but intensive experience for our most able students. Students cover the full A Level in maths in the first year and then move on to new and more challenging topics in their second year. Please note that Maths with Further Maths counts as two A Level options but must be studied alongside two other subjects.
In their first year students study the full A Level in mathematics, extending knowledge from GCSE on graphs, functions, trigonometry and vectors, and introducing new topics such as calculus and mechanics.
In the second year, students will encounter new areas of mathematics such as complex numbers and matrix algebra. There are also two applied units where students either extend their knowledge of statistics or mechanics, or study algorithms and optimisation with a decision maths unit.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the first year you will sit three exams and at the end of the second year you will sit four exams.
Are there any special expenses?
Students are required to have a Casio FX-991EX calculator, and some also choose to invest in a graphical calculator.
What could I do next?
For students interested in studying Maths, Physics, Engineering or Computer Science at university, taking Further Maths can benefit your application and aid the transition to university. However, it is not usually a requirement for university admission.
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.