Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 3 Full-Time Bede Campus A-Levels

What’s it all about?

A-Level Further Mathematics extends and develops topics studied in the A-Level Mathematics course and is a significant benefit for any student who is considering a degree course or career in any area of Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or a related subject.

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 5-9, with Mathematics being at least grade 7.

Study level Cost Additional fees
16-18 FREE You will need to provide your own stationery and mathematical equipment, including a suitable calculator - we recommend the Casio fx-991EX ClassWiz model.

This course is primarily classroom based and you will be taught through a progressive combination of theory lecture sessions, participation in engaging problem solving activities and independent study.

You will study three main themes in pure and applied topics throughout this two-year course; including mathematical argument, language and proof, mathematical problem solving and mathematical modelling. At the end of the course, you are assessed via four (equally weighted) examinations.

English and mathematics are very important subjects and will equip you with key skills that will help you to achieve your best in your a-level studies and progression towards your future career. In order to study a-level further mathematics, you will need to have achieved GCSE mathematics at a minimum of grade 7.

The Sixth Form day is 9am - 4.15pm, Monday - Friday.

You will study each of your subjects for 4hr 45min per week, across three separate lessons.

Your timetable will be determined by the combination of subjects that you study and will be made available to you at the start of the academic year.

You are not required to be on campus when you do not have a timetabled lesson, although we would strongly recommend that you are. Making effective use of our learning facilities and resources, during such study periods, will ensure that you keep on top of your work and make significant progress in your studies, not to mention developing important time-management, organisation and independent-study skills.

In Year 12, you will study:
Matrix algebra
Complex numbers
Proof by induction & Series
Momentum, Collisions, Work, Energy & Power

In Year 13, you will study:
Differential equations
Further Complex numbers
Further Calculus
Hyperbolic Functions and co-ordinate systems
Further Mechanics

What’s next?

Employers and universities value mathematics very highly and it is a pre-requisite subject for a huge number of degree courses. Further Mathematics is also desirable, in some cases required, by many top universities for mathematics, science and Engineering courses, as well as Computing and economics. It is studied alongside A-Level mathematics.

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