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Mathematics - Further Mathematics - A-Level at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

The Further Maths course is for those who love Maths and want to use it as a major part of their degree course. Students who choose Further Maths will also be taking Maths A Level and they often find that it is not as much work as studying two separate A Levels as there is significant overlap. As with Maths A Level, at its core is the development of a logical mind that prepares you for whatever you want to do in life.

Course content

What will I study?

Over the two year course you’ll study some Pure Maths modules which may include many new topics such as: complex/imaginary numbers, matrices, proof by induction, differential equations and polar coordinates. Alongside these you will also choose some Applied Maths Modules which build on the options studied at A Level: statistics, mechanics and decision and discrete mathematics. You are will need a total of six modules in addition to the six required for A Level Maths; the particular choices will be finalised once the group has been formed.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mixture of discussion and written work. Much of the learning will be supported with the use of ICT for modelling and graphical representations.

Entry requirements

Students who have enjoyed their Mathematics at Key Stage 4 and have gained an A at Maths GCSE would be appropriate for this course


Both the AS and A2 are assessed through examination and coursework.

Future opportunities

Further Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computing at University but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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