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Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Carmel College

Course description

If you get a grade A at GCSE you should seriously consider studying Further Maths. As Maths is such a vast subject it is impossible to cover it all in one A Level. Hence Further Maths develops some of the concepts met in A Level Maths and brings it to a higher plane. It attracts students who thoroughly enjoy the subject and are keen to extend their understanding and knowledge.

Course content

The Further Maths course has a modular structure with three modules leading to an AS Level and six modules to an A Level. The Further Pure modules extend the work covered in the Core Maths modules.

In addition to these modules, students will take a variety of applied modules including:

  • Decision Maths
  • Mechanics
  • Statistics

Some students who follow the full A Level course opt to study 7 rather than 6 modules to enhance their understanding of the subject and to give themselves a better chance of a top grade. For those who study just the 6 modules there is an element of choice in which modules to take.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSE grade A in Maths.


Exam Board - AQA

At AS Level, you will take Mechanics 1, Decision 2 and Further Pure 1 in June.

At A2 Level, you will take three (or four) modules from Further Pure 2, Further Pure 3, Statistics 2 and Mechanics 2.

Future opportunities

This course is chiefly for a student who wishes to study Mathematics, Engineering or any related subject in Higher Education. Many students who study this course go off to university and find the work covered is of great benefit. It is also good for those students who are considering applying for a competitive degree course, for example those considering Oxbridge entry. Further Maths is a very impressive A Level to have on your CV and is not as difficult in content as you might expect.

Further information

What is the Maths department like?

The Maths department is located in its own teaching block which houses a suite of 8 modern, bright and spacious classrooms. Each classroom has a multi-media projector and interactive whiteboard which is linked to the college network and internet. In addition, there is also a computer suite and a fully resourced student work base.

What support will I receive?

Each student’s needs are continually assessed and monitored throughout the year. Formal tutorials are then in place to address the specific problems students are having. Students also get a great deal of individual support from their tutors who regularly give up their free time. At exams time the department also runs a much valued comprehensive series of revision tutorials to supplement a student’s own revision programme. No Maths student at Carmel is ever struggling for support at this critical time in the academic year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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