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Further Mathematics AS & A Level at Presdales School

Course description

You will receive all of your Pure Mathematics lessons in a separate group dedicated to students studying both Maths and Further Mathematics courses. 

By the end of Year 12 you will have completed six Mathematics modules. They comprise three of the four Core Mathematics modules required for A Level Mathematics and the applications modules Statistics 1 and Mechanics 1 as well as the module Further Pure Mathematics 1. You can read more detail about the core modules and applications modules in the Mathematics course description. 

In Year 13 you will complete the fourth Core Mathematics module and the modules Further Pure Mathematics 2 and Further Pure Mathematics 3 as well as Statistics 2, Mechanics 2 and Decision Mathematics 1. 

If you complete all twelve modules your awards will be A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics. If you choose to complete a total of nine modules which meet the specification requirements then your awards will be A Level Mathematics and AS Level Further Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have obtained at least a grade A in GCSE Mathematics.

You will have a flair for mathematics and a love of tackling challenging questions.


Each module is assessed by a one and a half hour written examination. Modules C1, C2, C3, FP1, S1 and M1 are assessed in June of Year 12. Module C4 and the remaining modules are assessed at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Having two mathematics A Level results sets you on the path to success in many university courses and towards an exciting career. You will have advanced knowledge of all branches of mathematics, both pure and applied and will be highly regarded. Further Mathematics is considered highly desirable for many prestigious degree courses in the fields of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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    • Presdales is a five-form entry all-ability school which became an Academy on 1st April 2012, for girls aged from eleven to eighteen. Boys are welcomed into the Sixth Form. Founded as Ware Grammar School for Girls in 1906 on the Amwell House site, it moved to its present site at Presdales in 1964. Since 1975 – when the school’s intake was enlarged – we have accepted girls from a wide area of Hertfordshire.

      The school was rated ‘outstanding’ at all four inspections in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2008. Language College status was granted by the DfES in 1995 and, on the strength of the school’s high performance overall, Music College status with English as an accompanying strand was awarded in 2006, followed by Mathematics & Computing College status with a Gifted & Talented focus in 2008.