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Further Mathematics A-Level at Reading School

Course description

Those students who have successfully completed the Free Standing Additional Maths Qualification have clearly already demonstrated ability in tackling A-level work. For these pupils the option of either AS-level Further Maths or A-level Further Maths is available. For boys who have studied GCSE and Add Maths at Reading, the recommendation to study A level Maths and AS Further Maths will be made by the school. Occasionally students without Additional Maths successfully pursue one of these courses; advice should be sought by such students before embarking on such a course. Students joining Reading School who wish to take A level Maths and AS Further Maths should contact Dr J Matthews (teacher in charge of sixth form Mathematics). A-level Further Maths:

Entry requirements

If you have proven exceptional mathematical ability and if you are already taking Mathematics then you may take Further Maths provided a GCSE Grade A* in Maths and an A or B grade in Add Maths has been achieved. However, if you have not studied Add Maths and wish to take Further Maths then it should be discussed with the Maths department.

Future opportunities

Often described as “The Queen of the Sciences”, Mathematics provides the backbone to numerous disciplines. The majority of students who opt for Mathematics choose it as a ‘service’ subject to enable them to pursue a course in a sciencerelated subject or the social sciences such as Economics, Actuarial Science and Accountancy. However, a significant number do go on to read Mathematics at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years