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A Level: Further Mathematics at JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Further Mathematics is an extension of the A level Mathematics course, which can only be studied by those already taking A level Maths. Students taking the course find it to be an enjoyable, rewarding and empowering experience. It is a challenging qualification, which both extends and deepens your knowledge and understanding in the areas of Mechanics and both Pure and discreet Mathematics beyond the A level Mathematics course.

Further Mathematics is being offered as both a one year AS or a two year A level. Both are much sought after qualifications by further education institutions.

It is recommended as a fourth subject choice.    

Course content

Consider Further Mathematics if:

  • You are a strong and committed student who loves Mathematics.
  • You enjoy solving challenging and complex problems.
  • You are planning to take a degree such as Engineering, Economics or Finance, Sciences, Computing, Finance - or Mathematics itself.

Entry requirements

JC6 entry requirements. including:

  • Grade 8 or above in GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

End of year examinations.

Future opportunities

Further Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. The subject makes the transition from sixth form to mathematically-rich degree courses easier, as more of the first year degree course content will be familiar. Further Mathematics introduces new topics such as Matrices and Complex Numbers that are vital in many STEM degrees.

Some prestigious university maths courses require you to have a Further Maths qualification and others may adjust their grade requirements more favourably to students with Further Maths.

If you are not planning to study mathematically-rich degrees but are keen on mathematics, you will find Further Mathematics an enjoyable course. Having a Further Mathematics qualification identifies you as having excellent analytical skills, whatever you are considering for a career.

 

Further information

Contact Mr WIlkinson, Head of KS5 Mathematics: awilkinson@hajc.leics.sch.uk for further information about this course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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