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Further Mathematics A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 3 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. Students who take this course must also take Mathematics. Further Mathematics broadens and deepens students’ understanding of the subject and is ideal preparation for anybody contemplating a university degree course in mathematics. The Pure Mathematics Modules further develop the disciplines studied in Mathematics: algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and probability. In addition students study further applied modules in Statistical Methods and Mechanics. They also study Decision Mathematics. This is a relatively new area of Mathematics which studies the algorithms used in computer programmes which solve many real world problems. There is flexibility in the choice of the final applied modules in the A2 course. They can be chosen to support the students’ interests and prospective University Courses.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including an A grade in Mathematics GCSE


Each module studied is assessed by an examination. There are 3 examinations in Year 12 and a further 3 examinations in Year 13 to complete the A2 course.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of careers from Architect, Accountant, Actuary, Banker, Business Manager, Engineer, Economist, Mathematical Modeller, Statistician, Teacher and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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