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Mathematics - Further Mathematics - A-Level at Chesham Grammar School

Course description

Further Mathematics is studied as a second mathematics AS or A level by those students who have demonstrated a high degree of competence in mathematics at GCSE, and who would enjoy the challenge of taking the subject further. You will find it particularly useful if you are considering specialising later in mathematics or computer science or some subject with a high mathematical content, but you should not be deterred simply because you may not have definite future plans.

Choosing Further Mathematics on the Options Form automatically enters you for AS Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics in Year 12. Either or both may then be taken to A2 level in Year 13. Any student wishing to study AS Further Mathematics should seek the advice of mathematics staff.

Entry requirements

For Advanced level courses, students will be expected to have successfully completed GCSE level examinations, with an average score of 46 points from their best eight GCSEs.

The average is worked out by converting each grade to a numerical score where:

A* = 58, A = 52, B = 46, C = 40, D = 34, E = 28, F = 22 and G = 16 b.

In an A level subject to be taken there is a requirement of grade B or above at GCSE (Grade A or above in Maths, Music and the Sciences), either in the subject itself or in an appropriate related subject in the case of new courses, as indicated on the subjects’ requirement. At least a C in English Language and Mathematics.

Subject Specific

GCSE Grade A or above

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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