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Further Mathematics at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

Further Mathematics will be taken as your fourth A Level subject. Further Mathematics would enrich and deepen the understanding of your single A Level Mathematics curriculum. It is intellectually stimulating and challenging and would help you to develop and enhance your reasoning and analysis skills, assist you to become a more independent learner, help you in achieving a top grade in the single Mathematics A Level and get you better prepared for university courses or work in scientific or mathematical fields.

Course content

Students who study Further Mathematics complete (C1, C2, C3, FP1, D1, M1, S1) modules in Year Twelve and therefore receive an AS in Mathematics and a second AS in Further Mathematics at the end of Year Twelve. They then study five more modules (FP2, FP3, M2, S2 and C4) in Year Thirteen. At the end of year Thirteen, students would end up with two full A level qualifications – an A level in Mathematics and a second A level in Further Mathematics.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's Grade 4 or above. In addition, Grade 8 GCSE Mathematics


Further Maths is assessed by examination at the end of the year.

Future opportunities

Studying Further Mathematics at A Level and beyond equips you with transferable problem solving and logical thinking skills which are valued by employers in all fields of the economy. A Level Mathematics would also equip you with one of the university entry qualifications required for numerous degree courses such as architecture, accountancy, banking, business or computing.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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    • Sixth Form
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    • 01204 333266
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