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Mathematics (Further) A level at Abbey College, Ramsey

Course description

To introduce students to new areas of mathematics and to extend their range of mathematical skills. In addition students will develop their problem solving skills with particular reference to intricate and less routine problems. The course aims to encourage students to be efficient and skilful in the way they communicate mathematically.

Course content

Units for AS

AS further mathematics is a three module course and in Year 12 there is a significant amount of advanced algebra. A further applied mathematics module can be mechanics, statistics or discrete maths.

Units for A2

A2 further mathematics is a further three modules. One module is advanced algebra and the other two are advanced applied maths.

Entry requirements

Students cannot be considered for this course unless they sat GCSE mathematics at the higher tier and are expect to achieve a grade A or higher.

Students cannot be considered for this course if they are not taking A2 mathematics.


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Future opportunities

Further mathematics is only accessible to the most gifted of GCSE mathematics students. As such it is recognised by universities as indicating the most able students in the country. Typical progression from A level further mathematics is to a top university such as Oxford, Warwick or Cambridge. Our most recent further mathematicians have gone on to study engineering, mathematics and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbey College, Ramsey directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years