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Further Mathematics A Level at Reading College

Course description

To continue to develop your Maths problem-solving and analytical skills this course allows you to study further core areas. This subject includes algebra and functions, sequences and series trigonometry followed by the study of decision Maths. You are not permitted to take Further Mathematics without also studying A level Mathematics as part of the Business or Science Pathways.

Course content

Your study will include: 
• unit 1 - further pure maths 1
• unit 2 - decision maths 1
• unit 3 - decision maths 2
• unit 4 - further pure maths 3
• unit 5 - further pure maths 4
• unit 6 - statistics 1 or mechanics 1.

Your Further Mathematics AS level can be a stand-alone qualification or lead on to A2 study. You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a group tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets. 

There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A level students progress successfully to higher education. 

There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs grades A* to C including English Language and an A or A* grade in GCSE Maths higher tier. A minimum of a D grade at AS allows you to progress on to your second year of study.


There is no formal coursework assessment on this course but you will undergo a number of timed examinations.

Financial information

The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £12,950 per year. Scholarships of up to £6,250 are available, for more information on International entries contact

Future opportunities

You could go on to higher level study on a degree course in maths, engineering or the pure sciences or alternatively enter employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.